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Abstract #3793

A Traveling-Wave Setup for Parallel RF Transmission

Jan Paska1, David Otto Brunner2, Klaas P. Pruessmann2, Ingmar Graesslin3, Juerg Froehlich1, Ruediger Vahldieck1

1Laboratory for Electromagnetic Fields and Microwave Electronics, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland; 2Institute for Biomedical Engineering, University and ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland; 3Philips Research Europe, Hamburg, Germany

The traveling wave concept for ultra high field MRI offers a large FOV and patient space. Only the two TE11 modes can propagate in an empty bore at 7T. To extend the traveling wave concept for parallel transmission also the higher order modes are needed, increasing the degrees of freedom.