(The Gist of Science Reporter) Wearable Coils for Medical Testing [MAY-2020]
(The Gist of Science Reporter) Wearable Coils for Medical Testing
Wearable Coils for Medical Testing
Researchers from Purdue University have created a novel way of doing medical imaging using technology involved in defence and aerospace industries.
Medical imaging tests like MRI are often uncomfortable as they use rigid Radio-frequency (RF) coils to detect signals from the body. Purdue’s team has developed RF coils that are formable and stretchable. They have created an adaptable, wearable and stretchable fabric embroidered with conductive threads which provide excellent signal-to-noise ratio which facilitates enhanced MRI scanning. The team’s work is published in the journal IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.