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Abstract #1551

An Optimized Insert Coil for High-Performance Delta Relaxation Enhanced MR Imaging of the Mouse

Jamu K. Alford1, Timothy J. Scholl1, William B. Handler1, Blaine A. Chronik1

1Physics and Astronomy, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada

Delta relaxation enhanced magnetic resonance (dreMR) is an emerging method for field-cycled MR imaging, which utilizes a removable electromagnetic coil to modify the strength of the main magnetic field during an MRI pulse sequence. This abstract describes major improvements made in a new, high-performance, second-generation dreMR system for mouse and small animal imaging. Comparisons are made between this second-generation dreMR coil and the prototype dreMR coil used in early dreMR studies.