Mosig, J.; Bahr, A.; Bolz, T.; Rennings, Andreas:

Design and characteristics of metamaterial transmit/receive coil element for 7 Tesla MRI

In: World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, September 7 - 12, 2009, Munich, Germany : (IFMBE Proceedings Vol. 25/2 Biomaterials, Cellular and Tussue Engineering, Artificial Organs)
(2009), S. 173-176
Buchaufsatz / Kapitel / Fach: Elektrotechnik
Fakultät für Ingenieurwissenschaften
In this work the usage of a composite right/lefthanded (CRLH) metamaterial transmission line resonator as a transmit/receive coil for 7 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is investigated. On the basis of zeroth-order resonant
antennas (ZORAs) a zeroth-order resonant coil (ZORC) was designed. Due to a constant current distribution along the element, a homogenous magnetic field is achieved in a larger area compared to a conventional microstrip transmission line(MTL) element. Numerical and experimental results are presented.
Keywords— metamaterial, CRLH, MRI, ZORA, ZORC