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Abstract #1324

Prototype 8-Channel Parallel Transmit Body Array in a Clinical 3T System

Wei Luo 1,2 , Christopher T. Sica 1 , YeunChul Ryu 3 , Yang Qing 1 , and Christopher M. Collins 4

1 Radiology, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA, United States, 2 Engineering Science & Mechanics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, United States, 3 Samsung, Korea, 4 Radiology, New York University, New York, NY, United States

A prototype of an eight-channel transmit array which can be inserted into a commercial 3T system above the patient bed and used with commercial receive-only arrays was designed and implemented based on our previous studies. This design benefits from the signal-to-noise ratio offered by the commercial receive-only array and restricts the geometry and placement of the array elements. Here, we report progress on this prototype, including its implementation, preliminary shimming result on phantom, and its very first in vivo images.

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