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Abstract #4439

RF Coil Performances in Compact Hybrid MR/PET Scanner Design Using an Integrated Shielding

Arne Berneking1, Adam Mehina, and N. Jon Shah

1Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine, Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH, Juelich, Germany

The goal of this study is to demonstrate hybrid MR/PET scanner design optimization methods from an RF coil perspective with a focus on UHF MRI. Here, coil performances are investigated depending on different shielding distances to present simulation and measurement methods to include RF coil performances into the hybrid MR/PET scanner design. Moreover, integration of PET detector shielding and RF coil shield is investigated. The results of this study clarify that a trade of between a compact design, PET and RF coil performances is necessary and that RF coil performances can be optimized by an integrated shielding with an optimized configuration.

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