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Abstract #4408

20-To-8 Channel Tx Array with 32-Channel Adjustable Receive-Only Insert for 7T Head Imaging

Tamer S. Ibrahim1, Yujuan Zhao1, Narayanan Krishnamurthy1, Shailesh B. Raval1, Tiejun Zhao2, Sossena Wood1, Junghwan Kim1

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

The use of multi-channel arrays at 7T is currently common for alleviating RF inhomogeneities and addressing RF safety concerns. In this work we integrate 32-channel Rx-only insert with 20-to-8 channel Tx array in order to achieve safe and robust 3D homogeneous excitation across different subjects.