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Abstract #1489

An 8-Channel Coil Array for Small Animal 13C MR Imaging

Jian-Xiong WANG1, Nan Tian2, Fraser J. Robb3, Albert P. Chen4, Lanette Friesen-Waldner5, Brian K. Rutt6, Charles A. McKenzie5

1Applied Science Laboratory, GE HEALTHCARE, London, ON, Canada; 2Department of Radiology, University of California at San Fransisco, San Fransisco, CA, United States; 3GE HEALTHCARE, Aurora, OH, United States; 4GE HEALTHCARE, Toronto, ON, Canada; 5The Department of Medical Biophysics, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada; 6Department of Radiology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States

Synopsis: This work presented an 8-channel 13C receive coil array/preamp system with associated detunable transmit coil system for a clinic MRI scanner without additional hardware or modification to the scanner. Both MRI and CSI were obtained with this coil system. This offers parallel imaging possibility for metabolic imaging utilizing short lifetime hyperpolarized [1-13C]-pyruvate of the hyperpolarized 13C spins in solution.