Meeting Banner
Abstract #1602

A Novel Asymmetric 16-Element pTx Transceiver Coil Array: Towards Denser Elements for Improved RF-Shimming and G-Factor for Parallel Cardiac MRI in Pigs at 7T

Ibrahim A. Elabyad1, M. Terekhov1, M. R. Stefanescu1, D. Lohr1, M. Fischer1, and L. M. Schreiber1

1Chair of Cellular and Molecular Imaging, Comprehensive Heart Failure Center (CHFC), University Hospital Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany

A novel 8Tx/16Rx coil array was designed, simulated, and tested in phantom and for cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (cMRI) ex-vivo pigs at 7T. The 16-elements of the array were distributed on a half-elliptical shape housing. Combined signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) maps and FA-maps were acquired using the developed coil before and after RF-shimming. The novel cardiac array supports parallel imaging with acceleration factors of up to R=4 without a significant degradation in the image quality. High-resolution ex-vivo cardiac images were acquired with 0.3mm x 0.3mm in plane resolution. The dedicated coil enhances the SNR within the heart by about six-times compared to a commercial human cardiac coil array.

This abstract and the presentation materials are available to members only; a login is required.

Join Here