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Abstract #2660

Multi-Element Wireless Stacked Phased Array Coil

Haoqin Zhu1, Grace Wang1, Labros Petropoulos1

1R&D, IMRIS Inc, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

A novel wireless stacked decoupled phased array was presented. It was shown that this coil can greatly improve image quality in terms of SNR and penetration. SNR improvements of 35% were measured compared with a single element coil of similar size. Such coil design will allow to increase the number of elements on the phased array design without increasing the overall coil dimensions. The wireless technology will allow for user friendly lighter coils without sacrificing image quality. This design can be extended for standard phased array coils combined with preamplifier decoupling to further enhance the isolation between the adjacent elements.