Robust decoupling of a 7 Tesla 8-channel loop array for head and cervical spinal cord imaging
Bei Zhang1, Abbas Zaki2, Daniel Lowrance2, Ivan Dimitrov1,3, Binu Thomas1, Andreas Pfrommer4, and Anke Henning1,4
1Advanced Imaging Research Center, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, United States, 2Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, United States, 3Philips Healthcare, Gainesville, FL, United States, 4Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tuebingen, Germany
A 7T 8-channel T/R array with robust decoupling performance for both head and cervical spinal cord imaging.
Figure 4: MP2RAGE images of the head (resolution=1.0×1.0×1.0mm, 188 sagittal slices, SENSE=1.7(AP) × 1.7(RL), FA=5°, TR=6.2 ms, TE=2.0 ms, BW=162 Hz/pixel, and TA=6min41sec)
Figure 2: S-parameter matrix of the 8ch array in simulation (a, b) and experiment (c)