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Abstract #2629

A Hybrid Design for Dual-Tuned Quadrature 13C/1H Volume Coil at High Field

Xiaoliang Zhang1, 2, Duan Xu1, Ye Li1, Ilwoo Park1, Yong Pang1, Peter Shin1, Kayvan Keshari1, David Wilson1, Daniel B. Vigneron1, 2

1Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, United States; 2UCSF/UC Berkeley Joint Graduate Group in Bioengineering, San Francisco and Berkeley, CA, United States

In this work, we propose a hybrid technique for double-tuned volume coil design by combing microstrip coil design and conventional low pass birdcage design for high field in vivo MR applications. This aims to provide an efficient solution to diminishing technical challenges in designing such coils at high fields, such as the increased interaction between the two nuclear channels, enlarged separation of the two resonance frequencies, and issues caused by high operation frequency required by proton.