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Abstract #4513

Imaging Conductivity and Local SAR of the Human Brain

Tobias Voigt1, Olaf Doessel1, Ulrich Katscher2

1Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany; 2Philips Research Europe, Hamburg, Germany

The approach "Electric Properties Tomography" is applied to estimate electric conductivity and local SAR distributions in vivo. Mean conductivity values for different brain areas agree quantitatively with literature values. Corresponding local SAR generated by a Tx/Rx body coil at 1.5T is shown.