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Abstract #1289

A Novel PET Optimized Head Neck Coil for 3T Simultaneous MRPET System

Yun-Jeong Stickle1, Mark Giancola1, Clyve Konrad Follante1, Thomas Stickle1, Fraser Robb1, Holly Blahnik2, and Tae-Young Yang1
1GE Healthcare, Aurora, OH, United States, 2GE Healthcare, Waukesha, WI, United States


A PET optimized 21- Element Head Neck coil is described for acquiring high-sensitivity MR (Magnetic Resonance) images and good quality PET images of head/neck, carotids, and cervical spine at 3 Tesla simultaneous MR/PET system. This Head Neck prototype2 coil has been optimized to minimize the interference with -ray detection of the PET without sacrificing MR image quality. In this study, we developed a foam technology to replace the rigid plastic coil formers, optimized arrangement of components (internal cables, internal cable baluns, feed boards and decoupling boards) and introduced new mechanical fastener and snap features.

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