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Abstract #3016

A Reliable Method for Calculating RF Coil Performance

Mikhail Kozlov1, Christoph Leuze1, Robert Turner1

1Neurophysics, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany

We present an approach for matching actual and simulated MRI coil performance, defined as the ratio of the RF field magnitude to the RF voltage applied to the coil input. The maximum mismatch is less than 3% near the coil geometrical center, for a tissue-saline solution and more complicated phantoms, such as a plastic skull filled with gel. Phantoms were simulated as voxel-based models obtained from segmented 3-D MRI scans.

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