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Abstract #4771

A 32 Channel RF Array and Integrated Gradient Insert

Martyn NJ Paley1, James Paley2, Ian Young3

1Academic Radiology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, Yorkshire, UK; 2Engineering, Imaging Systems Design, Skipton, Yorkshire, UK; 3Mechatronics, Imperial College, London, UK

Neonatal imaging requires low acoustic noise and SAR. A 32 channel transmit-receive array with an integrated gradient coil set has been developed for use in a neonatal incubator. The coil set was simulated using the Biot-Savart law in 3D using Matlab. The coil was manufactured using PCB technique with wire interconnects. The coil has been interfaced to a 32 channel spectrometer and performance tested in a 1.5T magnet.