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Abstract #1484

B1+ Uniformity in Birdcage Body Coils Versus the Alignment and Shape of the RF Shield

Arslan Amjad1, Eddy B. Boskamp1

1GE Healthcare, Waukesha, WI, United States

In order to make an image without shading, it is critical for the body coil to produce homogeneous B1+ field inside the imaging volume. Any variation in the shape or the alignment of either the body coil or the RF shield can deteriorate B1+ homogeneity and hence image quality. In this work the impact on B1+ field homogeneity using numerical simulations is studied under various non-ideal conditions.