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Abstract #2152

13C RF coil combination for cardiac and abdominal human and pig studies

Steffen Ringgaard1, Rolf F Schulte2, James Tropp3, Carsten Kögler4, Titus Lanz4, Miguel A Navarro5, Jan Henrik Ardenkjaer-Larsen6,7, Fraser J Robb5, Hans Stødkilde-Jørgensen1, and Christoffer Laustsen1

1MR Research Centre, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, 2GE Global Research, Munich, Germany, 3GE Healthcare, Fremont, CA, United States, 4Rapid Biomedical, Rimpar, Germany, 5GE Healthcare, Cleveland, OH, United States, 6GE Healthcare, Copenhagen, Denmark, 7DTU, Copenhagen, Denmark

We have developed and validated a dedicated coil system for human and large animal hyperpolarised 13C measurements. The system consists of an outer two-element transmit coil and an inner 16-element receive coil. It was validated by hyperpolarised experiments in two healthy pigs using a multi-echo spiral CSI sequence. The 13C metabolic images showed good SNR and there was low noise correlation between the receive elements. Hence, the coil system is promising for future human hyperpolarised examinations.

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