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Abstract #3014

Single-Feed Quadrature Coils as Transceiver Array Elements for Improved SNR and Transmit Efficiency

Xiaoliang Zhang1,2, Chunsheng Wang1

1Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA; 2UCSF/UC Berkeley Joint Graduate Group in Bioengineering, San Francisco/Berkeley, CA, USA

A method for generating quadrature mode by single-feed surface coil for ultrahigh field MR was presented. With the proposed single-feed quadrature surface coil, high frequency quadrature coil array for parallel imaging can be readily built. To demonstrate the concept, a single-feed quadrature coil array with two elements was designed and tested. The bench test and FDTD simulation results are presented.