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Abstract #1868

8-Channel Parallel Transmit & Receive System for 3 Tesla

Wolfgang Loew1, Randy Giaquinto1, Laura Sacolick2, William Allyn Grissom2, Mika Vogel2

1Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, United States; 2GE Global Research Europe, Germany

To increase homogeneity of the transmit field at 3 Tesla an 8-channel transceiver system implementation is presented. Shorter distance to the imaging object reduces the amount of power needed for a desired B1 field in the object.