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Abstract #4065

A custom-made design for integrating a magnetic field monitoring system into a 32ch MRI head coil

Yoojin Lee1, Michael Kennedy1, and Zoltan Nagy1
1Laboratory for Social and Neural Systems Research (SNS lab), University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

While magnetic field probes can concurrently measure the spatio-temporal magnetic field dynamics during the acquisition of spiral or EPI readout, incorporating such field probes into a head coil requires careful planning and execution. The final set-up must conform to a wide array of boundary conditions for a safe and easy-to-use installation. The specific aims of this project were installing magnetic field probes into a Siemens 32ch coil and make that set-up compatible with a 3T Philips Achieva scanner. It was a high risk/gain project that was achievable only with a widely interdisciplinary approach and the kind input of colleagues.

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