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Abstract #4733

Coil Performance Vs. Preamplifier Location in the MR Phased Array

Randy O. Giaquinto1, Joseph E. Piel1

1GE Global Research Center, Niskayuna, NY, USA

A study is presented comparing the performance of two coil arrays, with preamplifiers located on the coil, and remotely. In our particular setup, it was found that remote preamps may result in a slight increased image SNR, at the expense of increased cable bulkiness and decreased patient ergonomics.