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Abstract #3134

A receive chain add-on for implementation of a 32-channel integrated Tx/Rx body coil and use of local receive arrays at 7 Tesla

Stephan Orzada 1 , Andreas K. Bitz 2 , Klaus Solbach 3 , and Mark E. Ladd 1,2

1 Erwin L. Hahn Institute for MRI, Essen, NRW, Germany, 2 Medical Physics in Radiology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany, 3 RF Technology, University Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany

Local Tx/Rx arrays for body imaging at ultra-high field are often bulky and consume much of the limited space inside the bore of the magnet. One option to allow patients with larger body physique and to enable a more clinic-like workflow is to implement an integrated Tx/Rx body coil situated between the gradient coil and the inner lining of the scanner bore. In this work, a receive chain add-on that allows implementation of an integrated 32-channel Tx/Rx body coil to be used together with local receive arrays was successfully developed. The add-on is configured such that normal operation of the system including measurement of X-nuclei is feasible.

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