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Abstract #3822

Separated Volume Transmit / Volume Receive Arrays for Use in a 7T Head Gradient

Lance J. DelaBarre1, Scott Schillak1, Brandon Tramm1, Carl J. Snyder1, J. Thomas Vaughan1

1CMRR - Radiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, United States

Head gradients constrain the dimensions of RF coils. Two 7T transmit TEM volume coils, one inductively coupled, one decoupled for parallel transmit, were designed to fit the head gradients. Each coil was equipped with an actively detuned, pre-amplifier decoupled, volume receiver array in close proximity to the transmitter. The performance of each is evaluated. Efficient independent transmit and receive volume arrays can be constructed in this tight configuration.