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Abstract #2665

Dual-Tuned RF Coil system for Parallel Imaging of Human Lungs Using Perfluorinated Gases

Vishal Virendra Kampani1, Randall Wayne Jones1, Hal Cecil Charles2, and Natalie Hussey1

1ScanMed, LLC, Omaha, NE, United States, 2Duke University, Durham, NC, United States

To create a dual-tuned (1H & 19F) receive-only surface coil array for pulmonary functional imaging. This satisfies an unmet clinical need because there is currently no widely accessible 3D measure of regional lung function. As a result, the current standard of care for diagnosis and evaluation of lung disease relies nearly exclusively on global measures such as spirometry. The technical significance of this proposal is that the implementation of parallel imaging for 19F MRI would provide a means to shorten breath hold times with marginal SNR impact as well as facilitate the development of real time free breathing image acquisitions.

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