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Abstract #0185

Bluetooth-enabled reconfigurable metamaterials for MRI

Dennis Philipp1,2, Endri Stoja3, Simon Konstandin1, Robin Wilke1, Diego Betancourt3, Thomas Bertuch3, Reiner Umathum1,4, Juergen Jenne1,4, and Matthias Guenther1,2
1Fraunhofer MEVIS, Bremen, Germany, 2University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany, 3Fraunhofer FHR, Wachtberg, Germany, 4DKFZ, Heidelberg, Germany


Bluetooth (BLE)-controlled, reconfigurable metamaterials (MTMs) for SNR enhancement in MRI are presented. These metasurfaces allow to be wirelessly interfaced and tuned during an MRI scan by means of a digital capacitor (DCAP), which is connected to a low-power microcontroller with BLE capabilities. Two prototypes are manufactured, one of which is a metasurface with adjustable resonance frequency, and the second one is dynamically tunable at the unit cell scale. It includes multiple DCAPS and, thus, is the first wirelessly reconfigurable MTM for MRI that offers field shaping capabilities, adjustable FoV, focal regions, sequence sync., and active detuning.

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