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Abstract #4761

Using Separated Volume Transmit and Local Receiver Arrays for Body Imaging at 7T

Carl Jason Snyder1, Lance DelaBarre1, Jinfeng Tian1, Can Akgun1, Greg Metzger1, Steen Moeller1, Kamil Ugurbil1, J. Thomas Vaughan1

1University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

To minimize known coil losses at higher field strengths, we developed a conservatively-sized volume stripline/TEM array for body imaging at 7T. Active PIN diode detuning allows it to be used in conjunction with local receive-only arrays. This TEM array is also a clamshell design, allowing it be either used as a whole- or half-volume array.