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Abstract #2992

Development of New Dual Tuned Coil and Array for Multi Nuclear Imaging

SeungHoon H. Ha1, Lutfi Tugan Muftuler1, Orhan Nalcioglu1

1Tu & Yuen Center for Functional Onco-Imaging, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, USA

Dual-tuned RF coils for multi-nuclear imaging has been considered about loss of an intrinsic quality (Q) factors at each resonant frequencies due to trap circuits which is used at the dual-tuned coil conventionally. New coil using PIN diode switching without trap circuit is presented for keeping inherent Q-factor and the possibility for clinical study is introduced by building dual tuned array coil based on new concept using PIN switching.