Stephan Orzada1, Andreas K. Bitz2, Oliver Kraff1, Mark Oehmigen1,3, Marcel Gratz1,3, Sören Johst1, Maximilian N. Völker1, Stefan H. G. Rietsch1,3, Martina Flöser2, Thomas Fiedler2, Samaneh Shooshtary4, Klaus Solbach4, Harald H. Quick1,3, and Mark E. Ladd1,2
1Erwin L. Hahn Institute for MRI, Essen, Germany, 2Medical Physics in Radiology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany, 3High Field and Hybrid MR Imaging, University Hospital Essen, Essen, Germany, 4High Frequency Technology, University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany
to the severe problems with B1 inhomogeneity, volume resonators are not a good
choice for body applications at ultra-high fields, and local multi-channel
arrays are commonly used for transmission. In this work we present an
integrated 32ch transmit/receive body array for 7 Tesla whole-body imaging. First
in vivo images show a human volunteer imaged completely in 4 stations.