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Abstract #3048

Development of Digital Wireless Transceiver for a MRI Coil with Clock Synchronization

Takahiro Sekiguchi1, Koji Akita1, Toshiyuki Nakanishi1, Sojuro Kato2, Kohei Adachi2, Kazuya Okamoto2

1Corporate R&D Center, Toshiba Corporation, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan; 2Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation, Otawara, Tochigi, Japan

We propose a digital wireless transceiver for a MRI coil with clock synchronization. We address the issue of phase rotation which can deteriorate the quality of image when a wireless transceiver of magnetic resonance signal is employed. Compared to EPI, spin warp sequences such as SE or FSE are more subject to the phase rotation. We developed a prototype in which clock signals in Rx coil side is synchronized to the system via a wireless link. Our experiment confirmed that the signal dynamic range is 50dB and phase rotation is 3deg/min, which indicates that this prototype is applicable to 2-D imaging using SE or FSE.