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Abstract #3001

UHF Propagation in a Partially Filled Short Cylindrical Waveguide

Jennifer A. Black1,2, James E. Richie2

1GE Healthcare, Waukesha, WI, USA; 2Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, USA

An experiment is conducted to determine expected signal attenuation when the bore is empty (air-filled) or dielectrically loaded (patient-filled). Experimental results show that the MR bore shows impressive path loss performance at UHF, specifically 433 MHz, with greatest signal strength arriving at the receiver when the bore is dielectrically loaded.