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Abstract #3800

Near- And Far-Field Measurements of Strip Conductor-Type Coils for 7-Tesla MRI

Klaus Solbach1, Stephan Orzada2, Pedram Yazdanbakhsh1

1Radio Frequency Technology, University Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany; 2University Duisburg-Essen, Erwin L. Hahn Institute for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Essen, Germany

Measurements of the electric and magnetic near-fields of our 7 Tesla strip conductor-type coils are presented using probes travelling on a linear scanning mechanism in our antenna test chamber. In addition, the far-field patterns and gain were measured and it is found that the coils behave much like stripline antennas with strong radiation fields. The measurements of the near-fields of a dipole- and loop-type coil shows important differences in the field levels and distributions with higher B1- flux levels and more concentrated spatial distribution as well as lower E-field levels in the dipole-type.