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Abstract #0314

An Anatomically Realistic Temperature Phantom of the Head for Validation of SAR Calculations

MAGNA25Nadine N. Graedel1, Jonathan R. Polimeni1, 2, Bastien Guerin1, Borjan Gagoski3, Lawrence L. Wald1, 4

1A. A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Dept. of Radiology, MGH, Charlestown, MA, United States; 2Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States; 3Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States; 4Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, MA, Cambridge, United States

We constructed a human head phantom which allows 3D temperature mapping using the temperature sensitive contrast agent TmDOTMA. The phantom contains multiple tissue compartments that match those of the human head both in terms of their geometry and their electrical properties.