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Abstract #3834

High Spatial Resolution MR Imaging of the Carotid Arteries at 7.0 T Using an 8 Channel Transceiver Coil Array

Abdullah Ok1, Jan Rieger1, 2, Andreas Grl1, Vince Istvan Madai3, 4, Jan Sobesky3, 4, Thoralf Niendorf1, 5

1Berlin Ultrahigh Field Facility (B.U.F.F.), Max-Delbrck-Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany; 2MRI.TOOLS GmbH, Berlin, Germany; 3Center for Stroke Research Berlin (CSB), Charite Universittsmedizin, Berlin, Germany; 4Department of Neurology, Charite Universittsmedizin, Berlin, Germany; 5Experimental and Clinical Research Center (ECRC), Charit Campus Buch, Berlin, Germany

A dedicated 8 channel transmit/receive coil was proposed, simulated and designed to address the challenges of carotid MRI at 7 T. The coil was tested on volunteers and found to meet the needs of isotropic, sub-millimeter in-plane spatial resolution imaging of the carotid arteries.