Hanno Homann1, Ingmar Graesslin2, Holger Eggers2, Kay Nehrke2, Peter Brnert2, Olaf Dssel1
Dielectric body models are increasingly used for safety assessment of the local specific absorption rate (SAR). In this work, a new method for the generation of dielectric body models from MR images was developed. The method is based on a water-fat-separation of MR images and an expectation-maximization (EM) segmentation of the 2D histogram. Models of five subjects in different body poses were generated and simulated using the finite-differences time-domain (FDTD) method. Validation of the simulated fields against measured B1 field maps was performed.