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Abstract #4353

Mutual Coupling Study Using a Pair of Fractal Loop RF Coils

Seunghoon Ha1, Orhan Nalcioglu1, 2

1Tu & Yuen Center for Functional Onco-Imaging, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States; 2Department of Cogno-Mechatronics Engineering, Pusan National University, Pusan, Korea

In this work, we introduced a fractal loop RF coil keeping the lower radiation loss than the corresponding loop RF coil, which may provide more adjustment of the coil positioning. With designed a pair of fractal loop RF coils, we investigated optimizing overlap locations and the magnetic vector field propagation on the position. In parallel with the simulation study, we built the pair of the fractal loop coil, measureed the isolation, and scanned phantom images. The results proved that the fractal loop RF coil had an alternative in designing RF coil by comparing with other circular loop coils.