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Abstract #3396

Volume Microstrip RF Coil for MRI Microscopy

Krzysztof Jasinski1, Peter Latta2, Vyacheslav Volotovskyy2, Anna Mlynarczyk1, Wladyslaw P. Weglarz1, Boguslaw Tomanek, 12

1Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN, Krakw, Poland; 2Institute for Biodiagnostics, National Research Council of Canada, Winnipeg, Canada

A microstrip is made of a metallic strip on PCB surface creating a planar RF transmission line. The RF coils based on microstrip design, have been already applied to MRI and MRS. These coils produce homogenous RF field only within a very restricted field of view (FOV). The coil presented in this paper is based on a double microstip concept resembling a volume coil and generating homogenous RF field within a large FOV. Computer simulations of RF field and SNR are presented. An example of the application of the double microstrip volume microcoil to MR microscopy is also shown