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Abstract #1517

New Approaches of Rf Coil and Gamma Ray Radiation Shielding Assembly for Spect/Mri System

SeungHoon Ha1, Mark Jason Hamamura1, Werner W. Roeck1, Lutfi Tugan Muftuler1, Orhan Nalcioglu1

1University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States

Several studies have reported on the design considerations of an MR compatible nuclear detector for combined SPECT/MRI. In this study, we proposed a new RF coil and -ray radiation shields assembly to retain the tremendous potential of SPECT/MRI to provide high sensitivity and specificity while minimizing the interference between the MRI and SPECT systems. The results demonstrated the new assembly is superoir to configuration of a conventioncal RF coil and -ray radiation shield.