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Abstract #4417

A simple frequency selectable method controlled by PIN diode in the double layered multi-nuclei RF coil at 7T

Sang-Doc Han1, Hyunwoo Song1, Phil Heo1, Han-Joong Kim1, Donghyuk Kim2, Yeonjin Choi3, Yeunchul Ryu4, and Kyoung-Nam Kim3

1Department of Health Sciences and Technology, Gachon University, Incheon, Korea, Republic of, 2Neuroscience Research Institute, Gachon University, Incheon, Korea, Republic of, 3Department of Biomedical engineering, Gachon University, Incheon, Korea, Republic of, 4Department of Radiological Science, Gachon University, Incheon, Korea, Republic of

With the facilitated approach of ultra-high frequency (UHF, over 7T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system, multi-nuclei (MN)-MRI can be regarded as one of critical means for diagnose due to its capability of acquiring non-invasive metabolic information1, 2. In this study, a radiofrequency (RF) coil that can selectively receive two nuclei signals, the proton (1H) and the sodium (23Na), by controlling PIN diodes is proposed. Since 1H images show clear anatomical structure where 23Na show critical in-vivo metabolisms, acquired MN magnetic resonance (MR) images using the proposed MN RF coil have capabilities to assist diagnose visually3.

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