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Abstract #2381

Portable Small Animal Imaging Unit for Clinical MRI Scanners

Stefan Wintzheimer1, Michael Ledwig1, Toni Driele1, Ralf Kartusch1, Peter Michael Jakob, Florian Fidler1

1Research Center Magnetic-Resonance-Bavaria, Wrzburg, Bavaria, Germany

In this work a dedicated small imaging unit is proposed consisting of a sensitive rf-coil, an optimized microscopy gradient system and a standalone MRI console. This makes this portable small animal imaging unit an independent system, which can be used in any clinical scanner magnet. It has been build for 1.5 T and first high resolution mice images are presented.