Hanno Homann1, Inagmar Graesslin1, Ulrich Katscher1, Peter Vernickel1, Kay Nehrke1, Peter Brnert1
1Philips Research Laboratories, Hamburg, Germany
Parallel transmission enables control of the RF transmit field in time and space. Hence, the B1-field and the SAR distribution can be influenced. To evaluate the potential for SAR reduction, numerical RF field simulations were carried out for an 8-channel Tx body coil and 9 volunteer body models.