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Abstract #0383

First in-vivo 23Na human imaging at 10.5T using a combined 23Na-loop 1H-dipole transceiver array

Simon Schmidt1, Arcan Erturk1, Russell L Lagore1, Andrea Grant1, Armin Nagel2, Stefan Zbyn1, and Gregory J Metzger1
1Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, United States, 2Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany


Performing sodium and proton imaging in the same study can provide a wealth of unique multinuclear insights for the study of pathologies and their treatment. However, the coils to perform such studies in the human body are limited and none were validated for human use at 10.5T until now. While both nuclei can benefit from increased SNR at 10.5T sodium suffers from low SNR due to the lower gyromagnetic ratio and natural abundance in the human body compared to 1H. First in-vivo results are presented for a 10.5T sodium-proton torso array following a safety validation study determining safe operating limits.

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