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Abstract #0313

Safe MR Scan Times Based on CEM43 Tissue Damage Thresholds, Using Electromagnetic & Thermal Simulations with Anatomically Correct Human Models & Considering Local Thermoregulation

Manuel Murbach1, 2, Esra Neufeld1, Klaas P. Pruessmann2, Niels Kuster1, 3

1IT'IS Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland; 2Institute for Biomedical Engineering, University and ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland; 3Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland

This study investigates the MR induced thermal load in local temperature hotspots for various anatomical human models and positions. The simulation results are compared to temperature measurements in humans. Based on CEM43 (cumulative equivalent minutes at 43C) tissue damage thresholds, thermally safe scan times are derived.