Are MR Manufacturer-Reported Specific Absorption Rate Values on Clinical MRI systems correct?
Youngseob Seo 1 and Min-Jae Kang 1
Center for Medical Metrology, Korea Research
Institute of Standards and Science, Daejeon, Korea
MR manufacturer-reported specific absorption rate (SAR)
values on clinical MR imaging systems are uncertain.
Radiofrequency heating during MRI scan is an important
safety concern. We measured SAR values and temperature
elevation at 1.5 and 3 T.
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