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Abstract #2650

A 3.0T Flexible Transmit and 16 Channel Receive Array Shoulder Coil

Tsinghua Zheng1, Matthew Finnerty1, Xiaoyu Yang1, Paul Taylor1, Hiroyuki Fujita1, 2

1Quality Electrodynamics, LLC, Mayfield Village, OH, United States; 2Dept. of Physics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, United States

A flexible transmit and 16 channel receive shoulder array coil for 3.0 Tesla was constructed and tested. The coil uses one quadrature transmit coil for transmitting and an array of sixteen receive elements for receiving. Initial phantom and volunteer imaging demonstrated excellent image quality and uniformity, and the coil required significant less transmit power than receive only shoulder coils.