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Abstract #3004

An Inverse Method for the Design of RF Array Coils with a Sparse Structure and Its Application for Breast Imaging

Yu LI1, Feng Liu1, Ewald Weber1, Bing Keong Li1, Stuart Crozier1

1The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

In this work, a novel RF phased array coil for breast imaging was designed, constructed and tested. In the inverse design, an iterative optimization approach was used to determine the coil geometry. The main focus of this study is to design an arracy coil with simple strucure and good RF field profile. Both the simulated and experimental results demostrate the performance of the proposed method in terms of sparsity of the designed coil structure and the improved B1 field.