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Abstract #3073

Development of a Non-Shielded PatLoc Gradient Insert for Human Head Imaging

Anna M. Welz1, Maxim Zaitsev1, Feng Jia2, Zhenyu Liu2, Jan Korvink2, Hartmut Schmidt3, Heinrich Lehr3, Hans Post3, Andrew Dewney4, Jrgen Hennig1

1Dept. of Diagnostic Radiology, Medical Physics, University Hospital Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany; 2Dept. of Microsystems Engineering IMTEK, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany; 3Bruker Biospin MRI GmbH, Ettlingen, Germany; 4Siemens Medical Solutions, Erlangen, Germany

This abstract discusses the first design of a gradient system for human head imaging using multipolar gradients (PatLoc). Realisation strategies, optimization of this special gradient coil design for special target fields and implementation. This system will be implemented on a Siemens 3T Tim Trio and used in addition to the existing linear gradients.