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Abstract #2988

Implementation of a Four-Channel Phased-Array Coil for PatLoc Imaging

Elmar Fischer1, Andreas Peter2, Laura Del Tin2, Jrgen Hennig1, Jan Korvink2, Maxim Zaitsev1

1Dept. of Diagnostic Radiology, Medical Physics, University Hospital Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany; 2Dept. of Microsystems Engineering IMTEK, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

This work is on the implementation of an in-house-constructed four-channel phased-array coil for PatLoc imaging (=parallel imaging technique using localized gradients), developed to study the non-linear geometry of these gradient fields. Tests of the coil setup using phantoms show that coil performance and also coil decoupling on the cylindrical receive-array coil are sufficient for the goal of imaging with PatLoc gradients.