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Abstract #0561

Design and Construction of a Low-Cryogen, Lightweight, High-Performance, Head-only  Compact 7T MRI

Thomas K.F. Foo1, Mark Vermilyea2, Minfeng Xu2, Anbo Wu2, Yihe Hua2, Wolfgang Stautner2, Ye Bai2, Justin Ricci2, Doug Kelley3, John III Huston4, Yunhong Shu4, Matt A Bernstein4, Christopher Hess5, and Duan Xu5
1GE Global Research, Niskayuna, NY, United States, 2GE Research, Niskayuna, NY, United States, 3GE Healthcare, Fairfax, CA, United States, 4Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, United States, 5University of California - San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, United States

A design for a lightweight, low-cryogen, head-only 7T MRI system was completed with its construction underway. This new 7T system is a dedicated brain scanner with 140 mT/m and 820 T/m/s gradients and weighs about 8 tons with 18 liters of liquid helium. The fringe field is similar to the 5 Gauss limits of a clinical whole-body 3T MRI scanner.

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