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Abstract #0493

Size-adaptable “Trellis” receive array concept for knee imaging

Graham C Wiggins1, Bei Zhang1, and Barbara Dornberger2

1Center for Advanced Imaging Innovation and Research (CAI2R) and Center for Biomedical Imaging, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, United States, 2Siemens Healthcare, Erlangen, Germany

For optimal performance an array should conform closely to the anatomy being imaged. Knee coils typically have rigid formers which must be large enough to accommodate most subjects, but which necessarily are not optimal for small ones. We present here a cylindrical surface coil array which can adapt in size while maintaining good tuning, match and decoupling. It is built on a trellis-like structure which controls the configuration and morphs the surface coils.

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