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Abstract #2997

7T Human Spine Arrays with Adjustable Inductive Decoupling

Bing Wu1, Chunsheng Wang1, Roland Krug1, Douglas Kelley2, Duan Xu1, Suchandrima Banerjee1, Daniel Vigneron1,3, Sarah Nelson1,3, Sharmila Majumder1,3, Xiaoliang Zhang1,3

1Radiology&Biomedical Imaging, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA; 2GE Healthcare, San Francisco, CA, USA; 3UCSF/UC Berkeley Joint Group Program in Bioengineering, SanFrancisco&Berkeley, CA, USA

One of technical challenges in implementing ultrahigh field parallel imaging is to design the required transceiver arrays, especially the large size arrays, for signal excitation and reception. In this work, we explore the feasibility of designing transceiver arrays for human spine parallel MR imaging at 7T using loop-type microstrip design with a proposed adjustable inductive decoupling. The preliminary 7T spine images acquired from healthy volunteers using the proposed transceiver arrays are presented.