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Abstract #0534

8-Channel Travelling Wave Coil Array

MAGNA25Marco Mller1, Reiner Umathum1, Werner Wiesbeck2, Michael Bock3

1Dept. of Medical Physics in Radiology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany; 2Dept. of Radiofrequency and Electronics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT); 3Dept. of Radiology, Medical Physics, University Hospital Freiburg, Freiburg

The classical travelling wave patch antenna concept leads to high global SAR and to RF wave reflection at head, shoulders or at the lower extremities. We introduce a multifrequency 8-channel travelling wave RF array to solve these problems by confining the SAR to the imaging area. For evaluation