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Abstract #4284

Perfectly Conformal Coils: A Novel Method for Patterning Coils on Complex 3D Surfaces

Karthik Gopalan1, Ana C. Arias1, and Michael Lustig1

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

We describe a novel technique for fabricating coils on complex three dimensional surfaces. Conductors are printed on a planar sheet then vacuum formed to create arrays that perfectly conform to the body. We envision a process where a custom coil can be built to completion at the push of a button. Through a combination of 3D scanning, RF modeling, and mechanical simulation, coils could be rapidly manufactured for any body part. Here, we demonstrate the first steps toward our goal by building a 3 channel posterior head coil and scanning in vivo at 3T.

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