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Abstract #3807

Radiation Induced RF Coil Degradation in Hybrid MRI-Accelerator Systems

Sjoerd Crijns1, Bas Raaymakers2, Jan Kok2, Kimmy Smit2, Jan Van Ooijen3, Jan Lagendijk2

1Radiotherapy, UMC Utrecht, Utrecht , Netherlands; 2Radiotherapy, UMC Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands; 3Philips Medical Systems, Best, Netherlands

The radiation damage to an RF receiver coil as a function of accumulated dose in a hybrid MRI-accelerator is characterized. We conclude that damage per treated patient is small and that any problems with standard receiver coils are not to be expected.