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Abstract #3894

Effect of Linear Phase Electric Field Variation on Implant Lead Heating

Yigitcan Eryaman1, Volkan Acikel1, Esra Abaci Turk1, Nikolay Vladimirovic Viskusenko1, Ergin Atalar1

1UMRAM,National Magnetic Resonance Research Center,Department of Electrical Engineering, Bilkent Univesity, Ankara, Turkey

In this work it is shown that a helical lead experiences a linear phase electric field variation in a typical quadrature birdcage coil. It is demonstrated that the effect of linear phase excitation maximizes heating at one tip and minimizes the heating at the other one.