Graham Charles Wiggins1, Bei Zhang1, Gang Chen2, Daniel Sodickson1
1The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Center for Biomedical Imaging, NYU Medical Center, New York, NY, United States; 2The Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Science, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY, United States
While neighboring coil elements can be decoupled by various means, it is more difficult to mitigate the often substantial coupling to next nearest neighbors. This is particularly problematic with transmit arrays, since preamp decoupling cannot be used to control next nearest neighbor coupling. We present a novel array design with triangular elements which allows capacitive decoupling between neighboring coils and inductive decoupling between next nearest neighbor coils. The triangular elements also present diverse B1 profiles, allowing for acceleration along the Z direction.