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Abstract #0097

Multi-Coil Shimming of the Mouse Brain

Christoph Juchem1, Peter B. Brown1, Terence W. Nixon1, Scott McIntyre1, Douglas L. Rothman1, Robin A. de Graaf1

1MR Research Center, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

The magnetic homogenization of the mouse brain with dynamically updated multi-coil fields is presented. The novel MC concept enabled the flexible and accurate generation of complex magnetic field shapes that allowed largely improved magnetic field homogenization of the mouse brain at 9.4 Tesla compared to conventional spherical harmonics shimming. The multi-coil shimming technique paves the way for MR applications of the mouse brain as a whole of parts thereof for which excellent magnetic field homogeneity is a prerequisite.