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.