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Abstract #3119

Comparison of SNR between a low-field (0.26T) Tabletop-MRI and a clinical high-field (3T) scanner

Robert Kowal1, Enrico Pannicke2, Marcus Prier1, Ralf Vick2, Georg Rose3, and Oliver Speck1
1Department of Biomedical Magnetic Resonance, Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany, 2Chair of Electromagnetic Compatibility, Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany, 3Chair in Healthcare Telematics and Medical Engineering, Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany

The SNR-performance of a low-field (0.26T) Tabletop-MRI-system was experimentally compared to a high-field (3T) clinical scanner. The SNR of simple FID sequences were evaluated for RF-units with identical coil and sample geometries as well as T/R-switch designs. The SNR was calculated from time signals and put into perspective to compute the relative SNR-performance of the Tabletop-system which was measured at 11.3%. Additional compensations for several differing experimental conditions were carried out. The full comparison suggests limiting factors in the equivalent measurement in the clinical scanner which can result in more SNR loss than expected.

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