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Abstract #0389

Miniaturized Patch Antenna for Traveling-Wave Excitation: Pilot Study at 7 T MRI

Sukhoon Oh1, Elena Semouchkina2, Thomas Neuberger3, Michael T. Lanagan4, Bei Zhang1, Cem Murat Deniz, Christopher Michael Collins1

1Center for Biomedical Imaging, School of Medicine, New York University, New York, United States; 2Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, United States; 3Department of Bioengineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, United States; 4Engineering Science and Mechanics, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, United States

Traveling-wave excitation in ultra-high field MRI has been introduced in an effort to increase field of view and to enhance RF transmit field homogeneity. Here we present initial results at 300 MHz using a recently-developed patch antenna for excitation. The antenna is 80% smaller in size than conventional patch antenna and has an asymmetric design to produce a circularly-polarized field with only a single feed.