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Abstract #1746

Feasibility test of magnetron surface coil for preclinical MRI at 11.7 T

Sergio E Solis-Najera1, Fabian Vazquez1, Rodrigo Martin1, Oscar Marrufo2, and Alfredo Odon Rodriguez3

1Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences, UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico, 2Department of Neuroimage, INNN MVS, Mexico City, Mexico, 3Electrical Engineering Department, UAM Iztapalapa, Mexico City, Mexico

A magnetron surface coil was developed for rodent MRI at 11.7 T. The prototype performance was Ql6.5=Qu, and, the noise figure was 1.6. Phantom images were acquired with the magnetron coil to prove its feasibility. A circular coil was also used to acquire phantom images for comparison purposes. A SNR roll-off comparison was computed and showed an improvement of the magnetron coil over the circular one. Image SNR values were also calculated showing a 28.14% improvement of our coil over the circular coil. These results demonstrate the versatility and feasibility of the magnetron design to be used at UHF MRI.

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