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Abstract #1499

A 4-Element Receive Array with Integrated Preamplifiers for Mouse Brain Imaging in a 14T Vertical Bore Scanner

Stephen Dodd1, Herman Douglas Morris2, Joseph Murphy-Boesch1, Hellmut Merkle1, Alan Koretsky1

1Laboratory of Functional and Molecular Imaging, NINDS, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, United States; 2Mouse Imaging Facility, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, United States

In order to take advantage of the sensitivity that high fields offer we have developed and describe here a 4-element receive-only array design for parallel imaging of the mouse brain at 14 T. To achieve the necessary decoupling between array elements we designed and built small, low noise and low input impedance preamplifiers which can fit in the limited diameter of the vertical bore magnet.