31P Body Transmit Coil for 7 T

This RF body transmit coil is available in two different embodiments. Either fully integrated behind the covers of the MRI system or as a removable unit interfaced to a bed extension (see image below, courtesy dr. Rodgers, University of Oxford).

Both bodycoils can be interfaced to high power RF amplifiers they can go up to 35kW. It is detunable and comes with TR switches and cabling.

As an extra it can also be combined with 16 or 32 channel 31P receiver arrays for highest sensitivity and merged to 8 channel transceiver arrays for MRI.

See below for references:


References obtained with this coil or its earlier version:

3. Löring J, van der Kemp WJ, Almujayyaz S, van Oorschot JW, Luijten PR, Klomp DW. Whole-body radiofrequency coil for (31) P MRSI at 7 T. NMR Biomed. 2016 Jun;29(6):709-20.

2. Ladislav Valkovic, Iulius Dragonu, Karsten Wicklow, Ulrich Joerg Fontius, Salam Almujayyaz, Alex Batzakis, Liam Young, Lucian AB Purvis, William T Clarke, Tobias Wichmann, Titus Lanz, Stefan Neubauer, Matthew D Robson, Dennis WJ Klomp, and Christopher T Rodgers. Initial experiences with a fully-removable whole-body birdcage transmit coil and 16-element receive array for cardiac 31P-MRS at 7T. ISMRM2017-1124

1. Mark Gosselink, Dimitri Welting, Tim Linnartz, Ingmar Voogt, Bart Steensma, Lucian A.B. Purvis, Christopher T. Rodgers, Tijl van der Velden, Wybe van der Kemp, and Dennis W.J. Klomp. Multi-transmit proton MRI combined with high power body transmit and receive array for 7 Tesla phosphorus imaging . ISMRM2017-494.