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Abstract #1221

Receive Coil Array Considerations for Simultaneous Multislice Imaging in Cardiac MRI

Robin Etzel1, Laleh Golestanirad2, Choukri Mekkaoui2, Timothy G Reese2, David E Sosnovik2, Andreas H Mahnken3, and Boris Keil1

1Institute of Medical Physics and Radiation Protection, Department of Life Science Engineering, Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences (THM), Giessen, Germany, 2A.A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States, 3Philipps University of Marburg, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Marburg, Germany

Receiver coil array simulation within realistic constrains are helpful for decision-making in coil design, especially when the array comprises many surface coil elements. Three coil array arrangements utilizing 64 loop elements were systematically evaluated regarding their encoding capabilities for accelerated simultaneous multi-slice cardiac acquisitions. Loop arrays consisting of small loop element near target region, but large once beyond the heart, seems to be best-suited for highly accelerated cardiac MRI.

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