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Abstract #2793

Application of Magneto-Inductive Metamaterial Lenses in Parallel Imaging

Marcos Alonso Lopez Terrones1, Jos Miguel Algarn Guisado1, Manuel Jose Freire Rosales1, Felix A. Breuer2, Ricardo Marqus1

1Electronics and Electromagnetism, University of Seville, Seville, Spain; 2Research Center Magnetic Resonance Bavaria, Wrzburg, Germany

The magneto-inductive lens consists of a pair of parallel 2D-arrays of resonators which are inductively coupled between them. This structure has the ability to transfer the magnetic RF field coming from a source (MRI coil) to an imaging plane on the other side of the device. In the present work two receive-only arrays have been built. One array has been combined with the MI-lenses, so that only the main lobe is transferred by the lens but not the side lobes. The MI-lenses improve the SNR in an array without loss of parallel imaging performance compared to a conventional array setup.