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Abstract #3194

MR Imaging of the Lower Extremities at 7 Tesla: Initial Experience with a 15-Channel Coil

Michael Bock1, Florian Meise1, Titus Lanz2, Reiner Umathum1, Lydia Schuster, Lars Gerigk, Armin M. Nagel1, Ann-Kathrin Homagk1, Wolfhard Semmler1

1Medical Physics in Radiology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany; 2RAPID Biomedical GmbH, Rimpar, Germany

MR imaging of the knee has been demonstrated at 7 Tesla, but the full potential of the high field strength has so far not been exploited due to the lack of multi-channel receive coils. In this work we present preliminary data acquired with a 15 channel extremty coil which demonstrates that MR imaging of the knee region is feasible with parallel imaging at 7 Tesla in clinically acceptable imaging times.