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Abstract #2808

Feasibility of Abdominal MRI at 7.0 T Using a Novel 32 Channel Transceiver Coil Array

Fabian Hezel1, Andreas Grl1, Peter Kellman2, Thoralf Niendorf1, 3

1Berlin Ultrahigh Field Facility, MDC Berlin, Berlin, Germany; 2Laboratory of Cardiac Energetics, National Institutes of Health/NHLBI, Bethesda,, MD, United States; 3Experimental and Clinical Research Center (ECRC), Charit Campus Buch, Humboldt-University, Berlin, Germany

This study explores the feasibility of large volume coverage abdominal imaging at 7.0 T. It demonstrates the feasibility of ultrahigh resolution GRE imaging, fat/water separated imaging and T2* mapping in a pilot study. For this purpose a novel 32 channel transmit/receive coil is used. Our preliminary results show a in-plane spatial resolution as low as 0.3x0.3 mm so that subtle anatomic details become visible which might be beneficial for advanced clinical applications.