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Abstract #2641

Design and Evaluation of a Dipole Antenna TX/RX Element as a Building Block for Combined MR Imaging and RF Hyperthermia at 7.0 T

Celal zerdem1, Lukas Winter1, Werner Hoffmann2, Helmar Waiczies1, Reiner Seemann2, Davide Santoro1, Alexander Mller1, Abdullah Ok1, Tomasz Lindel2, Bernd Ittermann2, Thoralf Niendorf1, 3

1Berlin Ultrahigh Field Facility (B.U.F.F.), Max-Delbrueck-Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany; 2Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Berlin, Germany; 3Experimental and Clinical Research Center (ECRC), Charit - University Medicine Campus Berlin Buch, Berlin, Germany

Combining RF hyperthermia and MR imaging is conceptually appealing to pursue spatially and temporally controlled and monitored RF heating. The benefits of this approach could be used as an adjunctive therapy for established cancer treatments including radiotherapy and chemotherapy , targeted drug delivery and targeted MR contrast agent delivery. This study evaluates the design of a bow tie dipole antenna building block both for MR imaging and RF heating at 7.0T.