Bioresorbable RF Coils for Post-Surgical Monitoring by MRI

Project: Research project

Project Details


The overarching goal of this project is to develop and evaluate implantable and bioresorbable radio frequency (RF) coils for high-resolution and high-specificity post-surgical monitoring with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The immediate target application of this work is the evaluation of peripheral nerve regeneration following surgical repair. The Rogers lab at NWU will fabricate RF coils using bioresorbable materials and benchtop test their performance. The expected outcomes over the two-year project are an average of 2 prototype implantable coil designs per month sent from NWU to VU for MRI testing in phantoms, rats, or human cadaver arms. The NWU and Vanderbilt groups will meet bi-weekly by Skype to discuss results and design ideas.
Effective start/end date4/1/201/31/22


  • Vanderbilt University (UNIV61946//1R21EB027881-01A1)
  • National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (UNIV61946//1R21EB027881-01A1)


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