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Abstract #4352

Analysis of Imaged Object's Permittivity, Conductivity, Size and Position Effects on Optimal Capacitive, Inductive and Transformer Decoupling Schemes in RF Coil Arrays

Volkan Emre Arpinar1, L. Tugan Muftuler1, 2

1Department of Neurosurgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, United States; 2Center for Imaging Research, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Although transformer, capacitive and inductive decoupling techniques have been widely used in transmit or receive coil arrays, a comparative analysis of their tolerances to load variances were not reported. In this study full wave electromagnetic simulations with realistic coil models are used to understand the robustness of each decoupling method to the variations in size and electrical properties of the loading object.