Thimo Grotz1, Boris Keil2, Azma
Mareyam2, Simon Sigalovsky2, Benjamin Zahneisen1,
Maxim Zaitsev1, Jrgen Hennig1,
1Dept. of Diagnostic Radiology, Medical Physics, University Hospital Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany; 2Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA, United States
Surface coils with a high numbers of receive elements are an important tool for many applications. Commercial scanners usually dont support such high numbers of receive elements and non-standard hardware upgrades are needed to use such arrays. We present a 3T scanner compatible 96 channel head array coil which allows the selection of an arbitrary subset of 32 receiver channels from the 96 channels available, which makes it possible to benefit from the use of small receive elements on a standard MRI system.