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Abstract #4672

23Na/1H MR Imaging of Female Pelvis at 7T Using a Dual-Tuned Multi-Channel Body Coil

Kyongtae Ty Bae1, Jung-Hwan Kim1, Chan Hong Moon1, Alessandro Furlan1, Bumwoo Park1, JinHong Wang1

1University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

For the first time, we were able to demonstrate MR imaging of the female pelvis and distribution of sodium signal intensities in the female pelvic organs in normal subjects at 7T with a multi-channel dual-tuned body RF coil. Future development of 23Na MR imaging will concentrate on the clinical application of sodium MR imaging of the female pelvis to assess various physiological and pathological conditions accompanied with changes in sodium concentration.