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Abstract #2553

A 16-channel transceiver dipole array for 1H body imaging at 10.5T: Validation and VOP enabled imaging in-vivo

Simon Schmidt1, Arcan Erturk1, Xiaoxuan He1, Yigitcan Eryaman1, and Gregory J Metzger1
1Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, United States


To realize the increased pTx functionality of a 16-channel transceiver dipole array for body imaging at 10.5T, a validation process was implemented. After quantifying the uncertainty of the RF arrays electromagnetic simulations a total safety factor was determined enabling the implementation of real-time local SAR monitoring on the scanner through use of virtual observation points (VOP). In vivo data was acquired with the VOP enabled power monitoring demonstrating local RF shimming performance with and without local SAR constrained optimizations.

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