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Abstract #1512

An Inductively-Coupled Coil Designed for Clinical Use with a Limb-Positioning Platform

Marc Rea1, Haytham Elhawary2, Zion Tsz Ho Tse2, Donald McRobbie1, Michael Lamprth3, Ian Young4

1Radiological Sciences Unit, Imperial College London, London, UK, United Kingdom; 2Brigham Womens Hospital, Boston, United States; 3Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London; 4Electrical Engineering, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

An RF receive coil was developed for use with a limb-positioning platform. The coil uses two elements placed at a fixed distance on either side of the limb and normalises signal levels through rotations of the limb. The coil uses inductive coupling and a single receiver channel. Initial results with a phantom and a volunteer show the coil has good uniformity compared with a standard flex coil.