Proton-decoupled carbon magnetic resonance spectroscopy in human calf muscles at 7T using a multi- channel radiofrequency coil

This article from the April 2018 edition of Nature's Scientific Reports uses XFdtd to model a novel RF coil array for {1H}-13C MR metabolic measurements of the human calf muscle.

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The goal of this work is to design, build, and evaluate a novel RF coil array for {1H}-13C MR metabolic measurements of the human calf muscle. Therefore, we aim for excellent 13C sensitivity and SAR-efficient 1H transmission, with sufficient isolation between 13C and 1H parts. The performance of the developed coil is optimized using electromagnetic simulations, and evaluated on the bench, as well as in phantom experiments. Finally, the feasibility of 1H-decoupled 13C-MRS with the coil in vivo is investigated.

Reference:

Sigrun Goluch, Et al . “Proton-Decoupled Carbon Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in Human Calf Muscles at 7 T Using a Multi-Channel Radiofrequency Coil.” Scientific Reports, 18 Apr. 2018, doi:10.1038/s41598-018-24423-x.

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