Chi Ma1, Zaiyang Long1, Diana M Lanners1, Donald J Tradup1, Joel P Felmlee1, David A Woodrum1, Nicholas J Hangiandreou1, and Krzysztof R Gorny1
The suitability of a compact
Samsung ultrasound (US) system for real-time imaging guidance of treatment
device positioning inside 1.5T interventional magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI)
suite was assessed. The US system was tested in a proposed site-specific
configuration. Magnetic displacement forces exerted by the static magnetic
field on each of the US system components were estimated at the proposed
locations. Image quality of both MRI and US systems with the US system set to
different operating modes were evaluated.
Results demonstrate that this particular US system is suitable for use
in the site-specific configuration at our 1.5T iMRI suite.