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Abstract #1194

A multi-purpose flexible antenna for musculoskeletal MR imaging at 3T

Fan Jia 1 , Rui Zhang 2 , Hongyang Yuan 2 , Jue Zhang 1,2 , Diange Zhou 1,3 , Xiaoying Wang 1,4 , and Jing Fang 1,2

1 Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, Peking University, Beijing, Beijing, China, 2 College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing, Beijing, China, 3 Arthritis Clinic and Research Center, Peking University People' s Hospital, Beijing, Beijing, China, 4 Dept. of Radiology, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, Beijing, China

In this study, a multi-purpose flexible antenna, which consists of a flex cable, a tuning/matching circuit and a transmission line, was developed for musculoskeletal MR imaging. The imaging results of shoulder, hand and wrist have shown the high SNR and satisfied magnetic field homogeneity of the flexible antenna while the experimental results of elbow, ankle and knee under different flexion angles have also demonstrated the high flexibility, satisfied comfort and large FOV of the flexible antenna. In the near future, it is believed that the flexible antenna can be applied for real-time imaging of joint movement under dynamic situations.

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