Sebastian Littin1, Anna Masako Welz1, Daniel Gallichan1, Gerrit Schultz1, Christian Cocosco1, Jrgen Hennig1, Willem de Boer2, Maxim Zaitsev1
1Dept. of Radiology, Medical Physics, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany; 2Institute of Experimental nuclear Physics, KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany
We present a concept study of a planar gradient system for MR imaging with non-linear gradients, similar to the previously developed PatLoc system. This planar gradient system consists of 3 independent gradient channels with force and torque balance and will be integrated in our modified whole-body scanner equipped with 6 gradient channels. Simulations of the gradient system and image-reconstruction have been performed, showing that the coil achieves extended FOV for 2D imaging by combining three of its channels. Availability of such a gradient system will open new perspectives for flexible region-specific encoding in different body regions.