Bodycoil with multi transmit radiative antennas

Body MRI at 7T obtained with multi transmit radiative antennas [1]. Using efficient antennas, B1+ levels can be high, while local SAR can be low. Examples are shown of TSE from prostate, kidneys and heart [2].

Courtesy figure: Raaijmakers, van den Berg, Hoogduin et al. University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands.

  • Successful body imaging at 7 Tesla: The Fractionated Dipole Antenna Alexander J.E. Raaijmakers, Dennis W.J. Klomp, Fredy Visser, Hans Hoogduin, Peter R. Luijten, and Cornelis A.T. van den Berg. ISMRM 2014, 314.
  • Design of a radiative surface coil array element at 7 T: the single-side adapted dipole antenna. Raaijmakers AJ, Ipek O, Klomp DW, Possanzini C, Harvey PR, Lagendijk JJ, van den Berg CA. Magn Reson Med. 2011 Nov;66(5):1488-97.