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Abstract #2786

Comparison of Decoupling Schemes for a Three Channel 31P Array for the Human Calf Muscle at 7 T Using 3D Electromagnetic Simulation

Sigrun Goluch1, 2, Andr Khne1, 2, Ewald Moser1, 2, Elmar Laistler1, 2

1Center of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria; 2MR Centre of Excellence, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

NMR spectroscopy benefits from higher sensitivity, increased spectral resolution and shorter relaxation times at 7T. To gain sensitivity it is common practice to use phased arrays. This technique leads to mutual coupling between array elements. In this work we compare three different decoupling schemes for a three channel 31P array using 3D electromagnetic simulation.