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Abstract #0176

High-quality flexible printed MRI receive coils towards garment integration

Pierre Balthazar Lechene1, Joe Corea1, Anita Flynn1, Michael Lustig1, and Ana Arias1

1EECS, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States

Close proximity of MRI receive coils to the patient can allow an increase of signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). Integrating the coils into garments that tightly conform to the body can provide such proximity. This work develops flexible printed MRI coils on a mesh with the potential to be integrated into garments. The dielectric used in the coil’s capacitors is optimized to provide SNR within 91% of conventional coils. Encapsulation enhances the coils mechanical robustness, allowing bending below 1mm of radius of curvature. It is shown that, by cutting and sewing, the coils can be tailored to intimately fit a brassiere cup.

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