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Abstract #3817

Abdominal Imaging at 7T with a 32-Channel Body Array Coil - Initial Results

Jochen Leupold1, Florian Meise2, Matt Finnerty3, Tsinghua Zheng3, Jrgen Hennig1, Michael Bock2

1Dept. of Radiology, Medical Physics, University Medical Center, Freiburg, Germany; 2Abt. Medizinische Physik in der Radiologie, Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Heidelberg, Germany; 3Quality Electrodynamics (QED), Mayfield Village, OH, United States

Application of ultrahighfield-MR (UHF-MR) at 7T on humans is currently mainly limited to the brain due to the expected strong inhomogeneity of the B1-field in the body and abdomen. We present first results of a 7T transmit/receive body coil array, which has been designed as an array of multiple small coil elements with the goal to minimize coil induced B1-inhomogeneities.