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Abstract #2133

A 7-Tesla Transmit with 32-Channel Receive-Only Array Head Coil for fMRI

Matthew Finnerty1, Derick Petrey1, Paul Taylor1, Luke Beery1, Tsinghua Zheng1, Xiaoyu Yang1, Hiroyuki Fujita1,2,3,4, Se-Hong Oh5, Ken Sakaie5, and Mark Lowe5

1Quality Electrodynamics, LLC, Mayfield Village, OH, United States, 2Department of Physics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, United States, 3Department of Radiology, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH, United States, 4School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 5Imaging Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, United States

While fMRI at 7-Tesla can provide clinically relevant increases in functional sensitivity over 3-Tesla, it also typically uses visual and audio stimulation devices that require additional space accommodations inside the RF coil. In order to accommodate a wider range of stimulus devices than possible with high filling factor designs, a head array coil utilizing a volume transmitter and 32 receive elements for 7-Tesla was constructed inside a versatile mechanical package to support fMRI and other applications.

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