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Abstract #3006

7T Breast Imaging with a 2-Channel Bilateral Loop Design

Leighton Lloyd Warmington1, Gregor Adriany1, Carl Snyder1, Edward J. Auerbach1, Patrick J. Bolan1

1Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, Radiology/University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, USA

The development of MR imaging and spectroscopy of the breast at 7T is limited by the lack of acceptable coil designs. Our goal for this project was to develop a simple bilateral coil design that could be used without a parallel transmit RF system, and to determine if this configuration would be suitable for use in MRI/MRS investigations of patient populations. Our results showed that this simple coil design produced images of acceptable quality and had sufficient B1+ efficiency to allow single-voxel spectroscopy.