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Abstract #2999

A Flexible 8-Channel Transmit/receive Body Coil for 7 T Human Imaging

Stephan Orzada1,2, Harald H. Quick2, Mark E. Ladd2, Achim Bahr3, Thomas Bolz3, Pedram Yazdanbakhsh4, Klaus Solbach4, Andreas K. Bitz2

1 Erwin L. Hahn Institute for MRI, Essen, Germany; 2Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology, University Hospital Essen, Essen, Germany; 3IMST GmbH, Kamp-Lintfort, Germany; 4HFT, University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany

Using intrinsically decoupled stripline elements with meanders, a flexible 8-channel transmit/receive body coil was built which tightly accommodates to various subject body sizes. The coil was successfully employed to perform body imaging in 3 volunteers of differing body habitus to demonstrate that it can be used for chest (cardiac) and abdominal imaging.