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Abstract #2780

Linear Phase Non-Resonant Hybrid Lumped Element / Twisted Microstrip RF Transmit Coil

Rock Hadley1, Jim Stack2, John Roberts, Robb Merrill, Dennis Parker, Glen Morrell

1Radiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States; 2Remcom Inc

We present a novel hybrid non-resonant RF transmit coil design which uses a twisted microstrip configuration and distributed lumped capacitors to acheive linear phase of the magnetic field along the long axis of the coil. This coil may be useful for parallel transmission and gradientless imaging.