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Abstract #0019

Highly Flexible, Light Weight 24 Channel 3T Bilateral Brachial Plexus Array Worn as a Close Fitting Variable Size Vest

Ed Boskamp1, Victor Taracila1, Scott Lindsay2, Robert Stormont2, Reni Biswas3,4, Sheronda Statum3,4, Shane Aldas5, Cesar Barraza5, Fraser Robb1, Christine B Chung3,4, and Won Bae3,4

1G. E. Healthcare Technologies, Aurora, OH, United States, 2G. E. Healthcare Technologies, Waukesha, WI, United States, 3Radiology, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States, 4Radiology, VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA, United States, 5Electrical Engineering, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States

MR neurography of the Brachial Plexus (BP) is technically challenging, due in part to complex topographical anatomy that is sub-optimally accommodated with existing rigid receiver coil arrays. In this work we propose a wearable garment with integrated flexible loop receiver coils that conforms to the contour of the neck and shoulder, as well as variations in subject size. The loops can flex in multiple dimensions without seriously affecting noise correlation.

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