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Abstract #1225

31-Channel brain array for hyperpolarized  13C imaging at 3T

Azma Mareyam1, Lucas Carvajal2, Duan Xu2, Jeremy Gordon2, Ilwoo Park2, Daniel B Vigneron2, Sarah J Nelson2, Jason P Stockmann1,3, Boris Keil1,3, and Lawrence L Wald1,3

1Massachusetts General Hospital, A.A Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Dept. of Radiology, Charlestown, MA, United States, 2Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, UCSF School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA, United States, 3Harvard Medical school, Boston, MA, United States

We describe the design and the performance of an integrated RF Tx and Rx coil to enable highly accelerated 13C imaging of the human brain at 3T. This system combines a 31-channel receive array with integrated preamps and a high-power transmit coil in an improved mechanical design, overcoming several longstanding design challenges that previously limited hyperpolarized 13C imaging. The shorter imaging times and more uniform spatial coverage attainable with our design will lead to a substantially increase in the range of hyperpolarized imaging applications, and enable the transition to clinical use.

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