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Abstract #1525

A 64-Channel Phased-Array Head Neck Coil for Neurovascular/fMRI at 3T

Haoqin Zhu1, Xiaoyu Yang1, Michael Wyban1, Yiping Guan2, Yoshinori Hamamura2, Yuji Takano3, and Kazuya Okamoto3

1Quality Electrodynamics, LLC (QED), Mayfield Village, OH, United States, 2Canon Medical Research USA, Inc., Mayfield Village, OH, United States, 3Canon Medical Systems Corporation, Kanagawa, Japan

Close-fitting the coil elements along the head and neck is a typical design of higher density phased-array head neck coils in order to provide higher SNR and acceleration. But this limits patient comfort and excludes larger patients. In this work we present a 64-channel head neck coil which can image large patients for neurovascular/fMRI at 3T. The coil test results show superior SNR in imaging compared to both a clinical 32-channel head array coil and 16-channel head neck array coil respectively.

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