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Abstract #0167

Dual Mouse 8-Element Coil Array & Bed for Sequential Multimodality PET, SPECT, CT & MRI of Multiple Mice

Marcelino Bernardo1,2, Gabriela Kramer-Marek3, Nalini Shenoy4, Jurgen Seidel1, Michael V. Green1, Jacek Capala5, Peter L. Choyke1

1Molecular Imaging Program, NCI, Bethesda, MD, USA; 2SAIC-Frederick, Frederick, MD, USA; 3Radiation Oncology Branch, NCI, USA; 4Image Probe Development Center, NIH, USA; 5Radiation Oncology Branch, NCI, Bethesda, MD, USA

An 8-channel receive-only coil array for imaging two mice simultaneously and a two-mouse bed compatible with PET, SPECT, CT and MRI for use in doubling the throughput of sequential multimodality imaging of mice is described. Results of phantom tests and in vivo PET-MR imaging of a mouse tumor xenograft model are presented.