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Abstract #1522

Multiparameter Analysis Method for B1 Acquisition (MAMBA): A tool for RF coil design and SNR estimation for short T2* samples

Agazi Samuel Tesfai1, Johannes Fischer1, Ali Caglar Oezen1, Ute Ludwig1, and Michael Bock1

1Department of Radiology, Medical Physics, Medical Center University of Freiburg, Faculty of Medicine, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

A software tool (Multiparameter Analysis Method for B1 Acquisition - MAMBA) to design volume coils is presented for short T2* samples that optimizes relative SNR. MAMBA includes relevant RF coil parameters and evaluates performance. Sample and pulse sequence properties such as T2* relaxation times and echo time (TE) are considered. The tool is tested in a comparison of a commercial head coil and an optimized birdcage coil for imaging of an Egyptian mummy head.

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