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Abstract #2782

A Form-Fitted 3 Channel 31P, Two Channel 1H Transceive Coil for Calf Muscle Studies at 7 T

Elmar Laistler1, 2, Sigrun Goluch1, 2, Andre Kuehne1, 2, Martin Meyerspeer1, 2, Albrecht Ingo Schmid1, 2, Jrgen Sieg1, 2, Tim Herrmann3, Johannes Mallow3, Johannes Bernarding3, Ewald Moser1, 2

1Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria; 2MR Centre of Excellence, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria; 3Institut fr Biometrie und Medizinische Informatik, Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany

We show first results with an 3ch 31P/2ch 1H RF coil providing both increased sensitivity and an enlarged sensitive volume, as compared to commonly available single surface coils. Together with the higher transverse magnetization available at 7T, this will enable measurements of muscle metabolism in the human calf with unprecedented accuracy.