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Abstract #0715

B0 Shimming in 3T Bilateral Breast Imaging with Local Shim Coils

Seung-Kyun Lee1, Lorne Hofstetter1, Ileana Hancu1

1GE Global Research, Niskayuna, NY, USA

We show that bilateral breast shimming can be significantly improved by employing local shim coils. A pair of Helmholtz-like coils compensate for the left-right B0 field difference, on the order of 100 Hz, caused by the inherently asymmetric positioning of heart and lungs.