1EECS, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States; 2EE, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States; 3EE, UC San Francisco, San Fransisco, CA, United States
Taking advantage of recent advances in printed electronics, we have created a flexible 2-channel receive coil array. This array was fabricated from solution using screen-printing, a high volume manufacturing technique. The entire array is highly flexible and allows for a new level of conformity to the patient. We discuss the performance of the array and compare the printed components to traditional ceramic components under various bending conditions. We also demonstrate major steps toward clinical usability with the first phantom and in-vivo imaging results.