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Abstract #3232

An 8-element torso RF coil array for the Australian inline MRI-Linac: Initial imaging results

Mingyan Li1, Ewald Weber1, David Waddington2, Shanshan Shan2, Paul Liu2, Bin Dong3, Craig Freakley1, Stuart Crozier1, and Feng Liu1
1School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 2ACRF Image X Institute, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 3Ingham Institute, Sydney, Australia


The hybrid MRI-Linac system demands dedicated radiolucent imaging coils to visualise and track tumours without interfering the Linac beams. A radiolucent whole-body transceive RF coil for the Australian inline MRI-Linac system has been previously developed and produced images with good quality. Recently, an 8-element torso RF coil array was manufactured to provide better SNR with fast imaging capability, which will facilitate real-time tumour tracking during radiotherapy. Initial imaging results acquired from the 1.0 T Australian MRI-Linac system on a phantom and a volunteer demonstrate the potential benefits of such a torso coil array for MRI-guided radiotherapies.

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