Imaging of two samples with a single transmit/receive channel using coupled ceramic resonators for MR microscopy at 17.2 T, Marine A.C. Moussu, Stanislav B. Glybovski, Redha Abdeddaim, Christophe Craeye, Stefan Enoch, Denis Tihon, Sergej Kurdjumov, Marc Dubois, Elodie Georget, Andrew G. Webb, Pavel Belov, Luisa Ciobanu, NMR in Biomedicine, Volume 33, Issue 11, November 2020.
In this paper we address the possibility to perform imaging of two samples within the same acquisition time using coupled ceramic resonators and one transmit/receive channel. We theoretically and experimentally compare the operation of our ceramic dual‐resonator probe with a wire‐wound solenoid probe, which is the standard probe used in ultrahigh‐field magnetic resonance microscopy. We show that due to the low‐loss ceramics used to fabricate the resonators, and a favorable distribution of the electric field within the conducting sample, a dual probe, which contains two samples, achieves an SNR enhancement by a factor close to the square root of 2 compared with a solenoid optimized for one sample.
Keywords : Dielectric resonators, Electromagnetic coupling, Magnetic Resonance Microscopy, Signal‐to‐noise ratio, Solenoid
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The cover of NMR in Biomedicine image is based on the Research Article Imaging of Two Samples with a Single Transmit/Receive Channel using Coupled Ceramic Resonators for MR Microscopy at 17.2 T by Marc Dubois et al., https://doi.org/10.1002/nbm.4397.