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Abstract #0437

A 12-Element Receive Coil Array for the Rat Brain at 11.7T

Stephen Dodd1, Joseph Murphy-Boesch1, Hellmut Merkle1, Afonso Silva1, Alan Koretsky1

1Laboratory of Functional and Molecular Imaging, NINDS, National Insitutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, United States

A design for 12-element receive array optimized for the geometry of the rat brain is presented. The sensitivity of the array compares favorably with a large surface coil for the whole rat brain. Representative images showing the acceleration capabilities and coverage are shown.