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Abstract #4104

A Wearable and Flexible 23Na Transmit/Receive Breast Coil at 3T

Busra Kahraman Agir1, Basak Bayrambas2, Antoine Klauser3, Francois Lazeyras 3, Esin Ozturk Isik2, and Korkut Yegin4
1The Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey, 2Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, 3Department of Radiology and Medical Informatics, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland, 4Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey

A novel wearable and flexible 23Na transmit/receive breast coil made from a highly conductive thread was introduced for 3 T. Comparison studies were conducted with a 23Na traditional breast coil having the same geometry as the flexible one. Sensitivity maps of 23Na traditional breast coil and 23Na flexible textile breast coil were similar. In addition, 23Na flexible textile breast coil provided better SNR performance when different NaCl concentration were to be imaged. In conclusion, applicability of textile coils on 23Na MRI was demonstrated by means of similar SNR results of 23Na flexible textile breast coil and 23Na traditional breast coil.

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