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Abstract #4370

Development of Cross-Pole RF Tx Array for Breast Imaging at 7T

Junghwan Kim1, Narayan Krishnamurthy1, Yujuan Zhao1, Tiejun Zhao2, Kyongtae Ty Bae1, Tamer S. Ibrahim1

1University of Pittsurgh, pittsburgh, PA, United States; 2Siemens Medical Solutions, pittsburgh, PA, United States

We have developed a two-sided RF resonator based on 8-channel array design for breast MR imaging at 7T. The RF resonator was evaluated by means of modeling and simulations as well as successful empirical testing involved with a breast phantom and two normal volunteers. Future studies include optimization of phases and amplitudes for B1 shimming and combination with Rx array insert.