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Abstract #3850

A 7-Channel Receive Array Insert for Enhancement of SNR and Acquisition Speed in the Cerebellum and Visual Cortex at 7T

Stephan Orzada1,2, Oliver Kraff1,2, Kasja Rabe3, Dagmar Timman-Braun3, Mark E. Ladd1,2

1Erwin L. Hahn Institute for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Essen, NRW, Germany; 2Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology, University Hospital Essen, Essen, NRW, Germany; 3Department of Neurology, University Hospital Essen, Essen, NRW, Germany

In this work we present a 7-channel receive coil which can be inserted into a non-detunable commercially available 8 channel head coil for 7 T. The insert is used to enhance image quality and imaging speed in the cerebellum and in the visual cortex. Image comparisons show that image quality is improved even at higher parallel imaging acceleration factors.