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Abstract #3837

1H/23Na Dual-Tuned RF Unicoil for Human Body MR Imaging at 3T

Jung-Hwan Kim1, Kyung-Nam Kim2, Chan Hong Moon1, Suk-Min Hong2, Bum-Woo Park1, Haekyun Joshua Park2, Kyongtae Ty Bae1

1University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States; 2Gachon University of Medicine and Science, Incheon, Korea, Republic of

We have developed a dual-tuned 1H and 23Na coil at 3T by utilizing the Unicoil concept and coil geometry to improve the SNR and RF penetration depth. The coil allowed us to acquire 1H and 23Na images of the spine and kidney with excellent image quality. Future studies include development and generalization of Unicoil concept for imaging other body parts and comparative evaluation of the performance of Unicoil with other coil designs.