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Abstract #1603

Flexible Body Coil for Vertical Field MRI using Loop/CRC RF Coil Array

Yosuke Otake1, Takeshi Taniguchi1, Hideta Habara1, Christophor Napier2, Errol Brissett2, Shawn Etheridge2, Masayoshi Dohata1, and Kazuyuki Kato1
1Healthcare Business Unit, Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, 2Hitachi Healthcare Americas, Twinsburg, OH, United States

To improving the SNR and the usability in the vertical field MRI(Open MRI), a flexible body(spine/torso) coil has been developed. The coil consists of loop/CRC hybrid multi-channel array (LCA). The performance of the coil was evaluated in phantom experiment at 1.2T vertical field MRI. The SNR of the coil using LCA was 46% better than a conventional body coil. This technique will contribute to improve the performance of the vertical field MRI.

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