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Abstract #3836

Actively Detunable 8-Channel Small Animal Transceive Volume Array for 9.4T MRI Systems

Ewald Weber1, Yu Li1, BingKeong Li1, Feng Liu1, Stuart Crozier1

1School of ITEE, the University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia

In this work we discuss the development of a 9.4T, 8-channel actively detunable small animal transceive volume array, capable of operating in transmit and/or receive mode. All individual coil elements are actively detunable for operation with independent receiver coils. A prototype was constructed and tested in a Bruker 9.4T Biospec MRI system. Experimental results presented herein demonstrate the potential of the design.