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Abstract #2609

RF Coil Array for Accelerated Excitation in Three Dimensions

Jrg Felder1, Suk-Min Hong2, Avdo Celik1, Joshua Park2, Frank Geschewski1, Hong-Bae Jeong2, Etienne Besanon1, Myung-Kyun Woo2, Daniel Brenner1, Zang-Hee Cho2, N. Jon Shah1, 3

1Institute for Neuroscience and Medicine - 4, Forschungszentrum Jlich GmbH, Jlich, Germany; 2Neuroscience Research Institute, Gachon University, Incheon, Korea, Republic of; 3Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, JARA, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

We present a coil array for neuroimaging at 9.4T which is capable of accelerated excitation and reception in all three directions. It employs sixteen receive elements while two coils are combined during transmission due to the limited number of independent transmitter channels. The array has been approved for application in a clinical trial and first in vivo experiments demonstrate its imaging capabilities.