A dedicated volume RF coil for infant brain and heart MR at 7T – RF and mechanical aspects for safe MR imaging
Wednesday 24th March, 2021
We are delighted to welcome, Jeremie Clement and Ozlem Ipek presenting a talk titled:
“A dedicated volume RF coil for infant brain and heart MR at 7T – RF and mechanical aspects for safe MR imaging”
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the developing brain and heart is an active research topic and has the potential to detect e.g. early brain injuries or to assess cardiovascular abnormalities. The studies are usually performed at 3T. However, in the last years there has been an increasing interest in 7T MR scanners as it promises higher signal-to-noise ratio, contrast-to-noise ratio and spatial resolution. These advantages could particularly benefit neonatal MR imaging. In this presentation, we introduce the first volume RF coil array, based on dipoles, and dedicated to neonatal brain and cardiac MR at 7T. We will look at the main challenges, notably in terms of power deposition in the tissue. The mechanical structure to hold the infants body will also be introduced with the engineering and practical aspects involved in the design.
Following the talk (45mins) there will be a Q&A (15mins)