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Abstract #2759

7 Tesla Body Imaging with TIAMO on Single-Channel Tx Systems

Stephan Orzada1, 2, Stefan Maderwald1, Sren Johst1, 2, Andreas K. Bitz1, 2, Klaus Solbach3, Mark E. Ladd1, 2

1Erwin L. Hahn Institute for MRI, Essen, NRW, Germany; 2Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology, University Hospital Essen, Essen, NRW, Germany; 3High Frequency Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, NRW, Germany

In todays high-field systems, severe problems regarding the homogeneity of the transmission field are encountered. Most of the methods proposed to tackle these problems are multichannel methods. Recently, Time-Interleaved Acquisition of Modes (TIAMO) has been proposed to cope with B1 inhomogeneity in ultra-high-field imaging. In this work we present a simple and inexpensive hardware setup which makes it possible to use TIAMO on any single-channel Tx system while making use of the vendor-provided single-channel RF safety system. We show that with this setup 7 Tesla spin echo imaging of the pelvis is possible without severe signal dropouts.