Design of a Cryogenic RF Coil Prototype for a Full Body 1.5T MRI Receive Array

Vitaliy Zhurbenko, Mark Gosselink, Ingmar Voogt, Cezar Alborahal, Hans Hoogduin, Rasmus Alexander Jepsen, Juan Diego Sanchez Heredia, Dennis Klomp

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Abstract

An RF coil is the first component in the MRI scanner receiver chain. This component therefore defines signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and influences image quality. The ultimate goal of MRI development has always been to increase SNR. As the name indicates, SNR increase can be achieved by increasing the signal level and by decreasing the noise. The majority of efforts in the history of MRI development have been focused on increasing the signal. This is the reason typical MRI scans often rely on close-fitting coils. From a usability perspective and for the comfort of the patient it is beneficial to eliminate close-fitting RF coils1 and make them virtually invisible by integrating them into the scanner bore. In this work, this approach is studied, and a prototype of an integrated coil is developed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2024 ISMRM
Number of pages4
PublisherThe International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Publication date2024
Article number1598
Publication statusPublished - 2024
Event2024 ISMRM & ISMRT Annual Meeting & Exhibition - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 4 May 20249 May 2024
https://www.ismrm.org/24m/

Conference

Conference2024 ISMRM & ISMRT Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Country/TerritorySingapore
CitySingapore
Period04/05/202409/05/2024
Internet address
SeriesInternational Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Scientific Meeting and Exhibition. Proceedings
Volume32
ISSN1524-6965

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