Arash Dabirzadeh1, Mary Preston McDougall2
1Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA; 2Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA
The performance of a trap design for multi-nuclear coils is studied, with particular emphasis on its potential application in designing second-nucleus coils that are insertable into existing proton coils without modification. Modeling, imaging, and spectroscopy at 4.7T demonstrate the insertability of a P-31 coil into surface, volume, and array proton coils. This work has particular applicability at high fields, where spectroscopy holds great promise and proton coil design becomes more complex.