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Abstract #1523

Using Piezoelectric Actuators for Remote Tuning of Transmit Coils

Carl J. Snyder1, Lance DelaBarre1, Jinfeng Tian1, Can Akgun1, J. Thomas Vaughan1

1University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, United States

This study examines the use of piezoelectric actuators in concert with variable capacitors to allow remote tuning of transmit elements. Tuning can be performed on a subject while in the magnet and can be periodically monitored throughout the study.