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Abstract #1894

Dual-Tuned 1H/13C Orthogonal Double Solenoid Volume Coil for Simultaneous Acquisition in Small Animals In Vivo

Laura Claire Bell1, Eric T. Peterson1, Jeremy W. Gordon1, Sean B. Fain1, Krishna N. Kurpad1

1Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, United States

Development of radio frequency dual-tuned coils is important for spectral shimming and correct functional/anatomical registration. We present a dual-tuned 1H/13C Orthogonal Double Solenoid (ODS) volume coil for pre-clinical applications. This design can be placed coaxially within the bore of horizontal small animal scanner, upholds the 1H SNR at high fields and the sensitivity of 13C, and its versatile design has the potential to image other nuclides of choice. Preliminary results from simultaneous acquisition of a rat in vivo demonstrate feasibility of the coil design.