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Abstract #2877

Flexible Virtual Coils (FVC) for Faster Channel-By-Channel Partially Parallel Imaging

Feng Huang1, Wei Lin1, George Randy Duensing1, Arne Reykowski1

1Invivo Corporation, Gainesville, FL, United States

In MRI, imaging using receiving coil arrays with a large number of elements is an area of growing interest. With increasing channel numbers for parallel acquisition, longer reconstruction times have become a significant concern. Channel compression, direct virtual coil (DVC) and synthetic coil (ST) have been proposed to reduce the processing time of channel-by-channel partially parallel imaging (PPI) techniques [4]. In this work, a technique called flexible virtual coils (FVC) is proposed to enable faster and more accurate reconstruction than these existing techniques.