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Abstract #3180

A Novel Compact 10-Channel Phased Array for a Dedicated 1.5T Neonate MRI System

Wolfgang Loew 1 , Yu Li 1 , Ron Pratt 1 , Jean Tkach 1 , Charles Dumoulin 1 , and Randy O Giaquinto 1

1 Imaging Research Center, Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

A compact 10-channel receive array for neonatal abdomen and chest MRI was developed to enable parallel imaging on a small-footprint 1.5 Tesla superconducting NICU MR-system. The development of the receive array also necessitated the creation of a transmit-only birdcage coil. Coil performance of the phased array was evaluated electrically and on phantoms with clinical imaging protocols.

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