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Abstract #1871

HTS Volume Coil Enhanced SNR in Wideband Mice Whole Body Screening

In-Tsang Lin1,2, Edzer L. Wu2,3, Hong -Chang Yang4, Jyh-Horng Chen1,2

1Graduate Institute of Biomedical Electronics & Bioinformatics, National Taiwan University, Taipei, 106, Taiwan; 2Interdisciplinary MRI/MRS Lab, Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan Univeristy, Taipei, 106, Taiwan; 3Department of Biomedical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, 106, Taiwan; 4Department of Physics, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106, Taiwan

With a nearly 2-fold SNR increase using the worlds first high temperature superconducting (HTS) animal volume coil, the W=3 accelerated Wideband high-resolution mice whole body scan serves as an example of good balance between image quality and temporal/spatial resolution. The experiment was conducted with copper and Bi2Sr2Ca2Cu3Ox (Bi-2223) volume coils to show the difference.