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Abstract #2770

Local SAR Control for Parallel Transmit MRI Using Multiple Patient Models

Hanno Homann1, Inagmar Graesslin1, Ulrich Katscher1, Peter Vernickel1, Kay Nehrke1, Peter Brnert1

1Philips Research Laboratories, Hamburg, Germany

Parallel transmission enables control of the RF transmit field in time and space. Hence, the B1-field and the SAR distribution can be influenced. To evaluate the potential for SAR reduction, numerical RF field simulations were carried out for an 8-channel Tx body coil and 9 volunteer body models.