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Abstract #2342

A Head Mimicking Phantom for 7T, Matched for Tissue Parameters, B1+ Behavior, and Coil Loading Effects

Andrew T. Curtis1,2, Lauren E. Villemaire2, Kyle M. Gilbert1, Ravi S. Menon1,2

1Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping, Robarts Research Institute, London, Ontario, Canada; 2Medical Biophysics, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

An agarose gel and saline solution phantom was developed to mimic properties of the human brain at 7T. This design provides many parameters matched to the behaviour seen in vivo including: grey matter/white matter contrast for sequence development, matched B1+ interference (RF wavelength) behaviour, and coil loading effects.