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Abstract #1837

Planar Gradient System for Imaging with Non-Linear Gradients

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.