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Abstract #2692

Stand Alone Apparatus for Measuring Noise Correlation of Phased Array Coils Outside of Magnetic Field

Sergei Obruchkov1, 2, Kenneth Bradshaw2, 3

1School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand; 2System Design Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada; 3Hologic (Sentinelle Devision), Toronto , Ontario, Canada

Presently, the performance of a coil is tested through both bench and scanner tests. Scanner tests tend to be expensive in time and in resources. Scanner tests also introduce variation in the results due to the difference in the scanners themselves. It is an objective of this paper to show that a coils actual performance can be determined not with an expensive MRI scan but with a newly designed bench tester.