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3D Plastronics for Smartly Integrated Magnetic Resonance Imaging Coils

Abstract : Over the last four decades, magnetic resonance imaging has become the gold standard imaging technique in many medical diagnoses for brain, cardiac, and liver disease. However, due to low critical mass and great scientific challenges, instrumentation dedicated to preclinical MRI imaging has lagged behind instrumentation for clinical applications. The aim of this paper is to demonstrate that a set of new technologies such as the 3D Molded Interconnect Devices technology preferably named below as 3D Plastronics, 3D Printing, and Microfluidics may be considered to provide a completely new way for designing preclinical MRI setups, i.e., the 3D prototyping and manufacturing of the MR coil, the sample holder, and the peripherals, all together. The fabricated MRI setup can be used both for MRI of small biological samples and for in vivo imaging of a mouse brain. This work is the first step toward the full 3D manufacturing of tailor-mad multifunctional MRI probes.
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Tony Gerges, Vincent Semet, Philippe Lombard, Sophie Gaillard, Michel Cabrera, et al.. 3D Plastronics for Smartly Integrated Magnetic Resonance Imaging Coils. Frontiers in Physics, Frontiers, 2020, 8, ⟨10.3389/fphy.2020.00240⟩. ⟨hal-03093731⟩



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