Sunil Patil1, Jens Anders2, Reiner Umathum3, Michael Bock3, Giovanni Boero2, Klaus Scheffler1
1Division of Radiological Physics, University of Basel Hospital, Basel, Switzerland; 2Laboratoire de Microsystmes, Ecole Polytechnique federele de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland; 3Medical Physics in Radiology, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany
Currently available active coils that are used to track the interventional devices are bulky in nature. In order to overcome this disadvantage, in this work, highly miniaturized micro-coils with typical dimensions of 500μm X 500μm and built-in low noise amplifier are being developed and designed to operate at 1.5T clinical scanner. The feasibility phantom experiments demonstrates its ability as a RF detector.