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Abstract #3050

Implementation of High Frequency MRI Coil Arrays Entirely Based on Design-By-Simulation

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.