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Optimum coupling and multimode excitation of traveling-waves in a whole-body 9.4T scanner.
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PMID:  22782491     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Given the absence of a body coil, the radio frequency screen of a whole-body 9.4T magnetic resonance imaging scanner can be used as a circular waveguide. In the unloaded case, the screen allows propagation of the dominant TE(11) - as well as the TM(01) -mode. In the first part of this study, the optimum coupling of a circular polarized TE(11) -mode was determined empirically for excitation and reception with a rectangular patch antenna. Employing full-wave simulations, two simulation models and two phantoms, different patch positions were tested to find the optimum position with respect to coupled power and homogenous excitation field. The best simulation results were validated with measurements. The second part of this study describes the design and measurements of a multimode excitation device. Using the parallel transmit system of the MR scanner, all propagable traveling wave modes could be excited and detected independently. The performance of the multimode device related to field of view, B(1) (+) -efficiency and radio frequency shimming was assessed by phantom measurements. Initial results show that three modes are sufficient to homogeneously excite regions of interest at 9.4 T. Magn Reson Med, 2012. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Frank H Geschewski; Daniel Brenner; Jörg Felder; N Jon Shah
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Magnetic resonance in medicine : official journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine / Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1522-2594     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
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Created Date:  2012-7-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8505245     Medline TA:  Magn Reson Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine - 4, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany.
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