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Abstract #2576

A Practical Insert Design for DreMR Imaging in the Human Torso

Chad Tyler Harris1, William B. Handler1, Blaine A. Chronik1, 2

1Physics and Astronomy, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada; 2Imaging Research Laboratories, Robarts Research Institute, London, Ontario, Canada

Delta relaxation enhanced magnetic resonance (dreMR) is a relatively new technology that allows for enhanced signal specificity when using targeted MR contrast agents. The method utilizes a supplementary Bo insert coil to modulate the main magnetic field within an otherwise unmodified superconducting system. Previously, Bo inserts have been developed for small-animal imaging and recently we have presented a practical insert design for dreMR imaging of the human head. In this work, we present a feasible design for an open-geometry Bo insert coil capable of producing significant dreMR contrast in the human torso.