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Abstract #3832

7 Tesla 16-Element TEM Tx Coil with Dedicated 14-Channel Receive-Only Array

Tamer S. Ibrahim1, Tiejun Zhao2, Fernando E. Boada3

1Departments of Bioengineering and Radiology, Univeristy of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States; 2Siemens Medical Solutions; 3Department of Radiology, University of Pittsburgh

In this work we present a design for homogenous and efficient Tx head coil combined with receive-only array. The coil exhibits excellent homogeneity throughout the brain volume. In addition, the coil is also highly efficient and is capable of achieving 180o flip angle without SAR violation.