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Abstract #1416

SAR Around Uni- And Bi-Lateral Metal-On-Metal Hip Implants at 1.5 and 3T

Annie Papadaki1, Jeff Hand2, John Powell3, Donald McRobbie4, Alister Hart5

1Radiological Sciences Unit, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, England, United Kingdom; 2Imaging Sciences, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom; 3Stroke and Dementia Research Centre, St Georges University of London, London, England, United Kingdom; 4Radiological Sciences Unit, Imperial College NHS Trust, London, England, United Kingdom; 5Department of Musculoskeletal Surgery, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

Localised SAR around CoCr hip implants at 1.5T and 3T result in SAR10g exceeding the established limits. This is not necessarily worse at 3T and depends upon body shape and position within the RF transmit coil.