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Abstract #1450

Fast GPU FDTD Calculations: Towards Online SAR and B1+ Assessment and Control

Davi Correia1, Astrid van Lier2, Martijn de Greef1, Henny Petra Kok1, Johannes Crezee1, Cornelis Antonius Theodorus van den Berg2

1Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, Noord Holland, Netherlands; 2University Medical Center, Utrecht, Netherlands

We present a novel implementation of the FDTD method on a graphics card and how the possibility of simulating SAR during an MRI procedure. It is now possible to simulate the electromagnetics fields distribution in minutes or even in seconds, depending on the resolution.