Joseph Busher1, Chenhao Sun2, Travis Carrell1, Edith Valle2, Steven M. Wright1,2, and Mary McDougall1,2
1Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, United States, 2Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, United States
describes two interleaved nine-leg linear birdcages for geometric decoupling
from a double-tuned planar array for 1H and 23Na at 4.7T. An asymmetric design was chosen to create aligned
fields to simultaneously decouple the receive array from the two transmit birdcages. This straightforward design provides
sufficient decoupling from coils in all six positions in the final array
configuration and enables multinuclear multichannel imaging experiments.