Laura Del Tin1, Andreas Peter1, Jan G. Korvink1
1Department for Microsystems Engineering-IMTEK, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
In this work, we present a numerical methodology for the implementation of high frequency 3 dimensional (3D) RF coil arrays for MRI application, from device conception to their use for imaging. A combination of 3D finite element simulation and 2.5D method of moments simulation is used. The proposed procedure is applied to the implementation of a cylindrical 4 coil array and its accuracy is evaluated by comparison with measurement results.