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Abstract #1486

B1 Shimming Performance Versus Channel/Mode Count

Paul R. Harvey1, Cecilia Possanzini1, Jan Simons1

1Philips Healthcare, Best, Netherlands

This study reports on simulations of abdominal B1 shimming performance, using a multi-element volume body coil, as a function of transmit channel/mode count and available RF power. Results indicate that increasing channel/mode count provides limited improvement in uniformity at the cost of higher power.