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Abstract #2622

Shared-Conductor Versus Overlapped-Loop Quadrature Surface Coils: Which Performs Better in Human Brain at 7T?

Arthur W. Magill1, 2, Martin Meyerspeer1, 3, Rolf Gruetter1, 4

1Laboratory of Functional and Metabolic Imaging, Ecole Polytechnique Fdrale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland; 2Department of Radiology, Univeristy of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland; 3ZMPBMT, Medizinische Universitaet Wien, Vienna, Austria; 4Department of Radiology, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

The performance of two quadrature surface coil designs is compared at 7 Tesla in the human head. The first design is a traditional overlapped pair of loops; the second is a pair of loops with a common the central conductor.