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Abstract #3071

Optimisation of a 32-channel Resonator for Simultaneous PET/MRI of the Head at 3.0 Tesla: Material Selection and Performance Testing

Adam Farag 1,2 and Jean Theberge 3,4

1 Ceresensa Inc, London, Ontario, Canada, 2 Western University, London, Ontario, Canada, 3 Lawson Health Research Institute, Ontario, Canada, 4 Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

Positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems (PET/MRI) has been recently developed for human imaging, harnessing the powers of morphology and function. Yet, such technology is still in need for complementary tools, such as, dedicated radiofrequency resonators. In this work an approach is presented to optimise a dedicated multi-channels head resonator. The resonator will be used to acquire simultaneously PET/MRI images. Aiming to develop objective diagnostic methods to discriminate unipolar from bipolar using combined serotonin PET, resting state fMRI and blood oxygenation level dependent fMRI.

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