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Abstract #3860

Channel Reduction with Multiple Receptions

Bing Wu1, Chunsheng Wang1, Yong Pang1, Xiaoliang Zhang1,2

1Radiology&Biomedical Imaging, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, United States; 2UCSF/UC Berkeley Joint Group Program in Bioengineering, CA, United States

The need for high signal-to-noise ratio and fast imaging acquisitions have driven the development of MRI systems with more receive channels. However, such multi-channel systems are not always available. Array compression techniques with the use of hybrids, Butler matrix or mode-mixing hardware, allow the optimal use of existing channels. In this work, a straight-forward method by applying multiple receptions is proposed for channel reduction.