Purpose: This study aims to investigate how the positions of the feeding sources of the transmit radiofrequency (RF) coil, field orientation direction with respect to the patient, and patient dimensions affect the global and local electromagnetic exposure in human body models. Methods: Three RF coil models were implemented, namely a specific two-source (S2) feed and two multisource feed configurations: generic 32-source (G32) and hybrid 16-source (H16). Thirty-two feeding conditions were studied for the S2, whereas two were studied for the G32 and H16. The study was performed using five human body models. Additionally, for two of the body models, the case of a partially implanted lead was evaluated. Results: The results showed an overall variation due to coil feeding conditions of the whole-body specific absorption rate (SAR) of less than 20%, but deviations up to 98% of the magnitude of the electric field tangential to a possible lead path. For the analysis with the partially implanted lead, a variation of local SAR at the tip of the lead of up to 60% was observed with respect to feed position and field orientation direction. Conclusion: The results of this study suggest that specific information about feed position and field orientation direction must be considered for an accurate evaluation of patient exposure.

A numerical investigation on the effect of RF coil feed variability on global and local electromagnetic field exposure in human body models at 64 MHz / Lucano, Elena; Liberti, Micaela; Lloyd, Tom; Apollonio, Francesca; Wedan, Steve; Kainz, Wolfgang; Angelone, Leonardo M.. - In: MAGNETIC RESONANCE IN MEDICINE. - ISSN 0740-3194. - ELETTRONICO. - 79:2(2018), pp. 1135-1144. [10.1002/mrm.26703]

A numerical investigation on the effect of RF coil feed variability on global and local electromagnetic field exposure in human body models at 64 MHz

LUCANO, ELENA;LIBERTI, Micaela;APOLLONIO, Francesca;
2018

Abstract

Purpose: This study aims to investigate how the positions of the feeding sources of the transmit radiofrequency (RF) coil, field orientation direction with respect to the patient, and patient dimensions affect the global and local electromagnetic exposure in human body models. Methods: Three RF coil models were implemented, namely a specific two-source (S2) feed and two multisource feed configurations: generic 32-source (G32) and hybrid 16-source (H16). Thirty-two feeding conditions were studied for the S2, whereas two were studied for the G32 and H16. The study was performed using five human body models. Additionally, for two of the body models, the case of a partially implanted lead was evaluated. Results: The results showed an overall variation due to coil feeding conditions of the whole-body specific absorption rate (SAR) of less than 20%, but deviations up to 98% of the magnitude of the electric field tangential to a possible lead path. For the analysis with the partially implanted lead, a variation of local SAR at the tip of the lead of up to 60% was observed with respect to feed position and field orientation direction. Conclusion: The results of this study suggest that specific information about feed position and field orientation direction must be considered for an accurate evaluation of patient exposure.
2018
SAR; finite difference time domain (FDTD); interventional MRI; partially implanted leads; virtual population
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A numerical investigation on the effect of RF coil feed variability on global and local electromagnetic field exposure in human body models at 64 MHz / Lucano, Elena; Liberti, Micaela; Lloyd, Tom; Apollonio, Francesca; Wedan, Steve; Kainz, Wolfgang; Angelone, Leonardo M.. - In: MAGNETIC RESONANCE IN MEDICINE. - ISSN 0740-3194. - ELETTRONICO. - 79:2(2018), pp. 1135-1144. [10.1002/mrm.26703]
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