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Abstract #2759

Simulation and Experimental Verification of Eddy Current Due to RF Coil Shielding

Yujuan Zhao1, Tiejun Zhao2, Daniel Stough1, Chad Harris3, William Handler3, Hai Zheng1, Shaohua Lin4, Fernando Boada1, Blaine Chronik3, Tamer Ibrahim1

1University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States; 2Siemens Medical Solutions, Pittsburgh, PA, United States; 3University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada; 4ANSYS, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Synopsis: In this work, a new eddy current simulation method was presented. The eddy current simulation method presented in this paper is verified by the measurement results, EPI phantom images as well as localized excitation images on human subjects. The agreement of experimental and numerical data demonstrates the potential of using simulation methods in the study of eddy current characterization and in designing methods/techniques that can minimize eddy current.