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Abstract #0504

Operational Inkjet-Printed Metal-On-Kapton MRI Receiver Coil

Dario Mager1, Ute Loeffelman1, Andreas Peter1, Laura Del Tin1, Elmar Fischer2, Patrick James Smith1, Juergen Hennig2, Jan Gerrit Korvink1

1Dept. of Microsystems Engineering IMTEK, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany; 2Dept. of Diagnostic Radiology, Medical Physics, University Hospital Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

We present for the first time the results of a self-resonant MR receiver coil, manufactured on a flexible Kapton foil, with the metal lines pattern by inkjet printing. An MRI image sequence was taken using a Bruker BioSpec scanner at 9.4 T. The results of the measurement were comparable to a standard receiver coil. Inkjet printing can therefore be considered as a feasible approach in the rapid and low cost production of receiver coils. Inkjet printing is