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Abstract #3823

Simulation and Construction of a CP Dual Helmholtz Saddle Tx / 8ch.-Rx Head-Coil for 7T Whole Body System

Tim Herrmann1, Johannes Mallow1, Jrg Stadler2, Zang-Hee Cho3, Kyoung-Nam Kim3, Johannes Bernarding1

1Department of Biometry and Medical Informatics, OvG University, Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany; 2Leibniz-Institute for Neurobiology, Magdeburg, Germany; 3Neuroscience Research Institute, Gachon University of Medicine and Science, Incheon, Korea, Republic of

Goal of this study was to expand the abilities in fMRI experiments. To reach this goal a CP Dual Helmholtz saddle Tx / 8ch.-Rx head-coil for 7T whole body system was simulated and constructed. This RF-coil has even more potential for visual stimulation and acoustic fMRI. The field simulation software allowed us to optimize the positioning of the capacitors and the extension of the frontal space between the phased array coils to allow visual fMRI experiments.