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Abstract #0714

First In-Vivo Results with a PatLoc Gradient Insert Coil for Human Head Imaging

Chris A. Cocosco1, Daniel Gallichan1, Andrew J. Dewdney2, Gerrit Schultz1, Anna M. Welz1, Walter R. T. Witschey1, Hans Weber1, Juergen Hennig1, Maxim Zaitsev1

1Dept. of Radiology, Medical Physics, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg (i.Br.), B.W., Germany; 2Siemens Healthcare Imaging, Erlangen, Germany

We report on the first in-vivo results with a prototype PatLoc gradient insert coil designed for human head imaging on a clinical 3T scanner. We found imaging volunteers with this PatLoc non-linear spatial encoding system to be safe, feasible, and to deliver locally improved image resolution.