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Abstract #3311

A comparison of double-matching networks in a double-tuned coil for multinuclear MRI

Chang-Hoon Choi1, Suk-Min Hong1, Jörg Felder1,2, and N. Jon Shah1,3,4,5
1Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine - 4, Forschungszentrum Juelich, Juelich, Germany, 2RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany, 3Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine - 11, Forschungszentrum Juelich, Juelich, Germany, 4JARA - BRAIN - Translational Medicine, Aachen, Germany, 5Department of Neurology, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany


X-nuclei MR offers unique information relating to cellular and metabolic processes in tissues. Multi-tuned coils are frequently utilised for X-nuclei measurements, and a number of novel approaches for double tuning coils exist. However, designing a well-performing multi-tuned coil is challenging, and making any improvement in SNR is particularly desirable on the X-nucleus coil due to the intrinsically lower MR sensitivity of X-nuclei. This study focuses on the insertion of double-matching networks in a single-structure, double-tuned 1H/23Na coil and compares their effect on the coil performance. The double-matching networks were built using either split or blocking traps.

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