Volkan Emre Arpinar1, L Tugan Muftuler1, 2
1Department of Neurosurgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, United States; 2Center for Imaging Research , Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, United States
In the work full wave electromagnetic modeling was used to study and compare the performances of transformer, capacitive and inductive decoupling in RF coil arrays. We also investigated the sensitivity of decoupling to variations in component values. Such variations might arise from manufacturing tolerances as well as aging or heating, which may degrade the performance of the coil and reduce image quality.