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Radiofrequency Coils for 7 Tesla MRI.

08:00 EDT 1st June 2019 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Radiofrequency Coils for 7 Tesla MRI."

Radiofrequency (RF) coils are an essential part of the magnetic resonance (MR) system. To exploit the inherently higher signal-to-noise ratio at ultrahigh magnetic fields (UHF), research sites were forced to build up expertise in RF coil development, as the number of commercially available RF coils were limited. In addition, an integrated transmit body RF coil, which is well-established at MR systems of lower field strength, is still missing at UHF due to technical and physical constraints. This review article provides a brief recapitulation of RF characteristics and RF coils in general to introduce terminology and RF-related parameters, and will then provide an extensive overview of current state-of-the-art RF coils used for MRI from head to toe at 7 Tesla. Finally, a section on RF safety will briefly discuss challenges in performing a safety assessment for custom-designed RF coils, and issues arising from the interaction of the RF field and potentially implanted medical devices.

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Name: Topics in magnetic resonance imaging : TMRI
ISSN: 1536-1004
Pages: 145-158

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