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Abstract #1501

Simultaneous 23Na/1H Imaging with Dual Excitation & Double Tuned Birdcage Coil

Christian Stehning1, Jochen Keupp1, Jrgen Rahmer1

1Philips Research Laboratories, Hamburg, Germany

A simultaneous 1H/23Na MR imaging sequence with dual RF excitation and sampling is presented. Sodium and proton images are acquired simultaneously using a dual tuned coil, which eliminates the need for an additonal 1H scan and eliminates the risk of misregistration.