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Abstract #2776

Simulation of Targeted RF-Heating at 1.5T, 3.0T, 7.0T, 9.4T and 11.7T MR

Lukas Winter1, Celal zerdem1, Helmar Waiczies1, Thoralf Niendorf1, 2

1Berlin Ultrahigh Field Facility (B.U.F.F.), Max-Delbrueck-Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany; 2Experimental 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 simulation study evaluates a stripline and dipole antenna design for RF heating at 1.5T, 3.0T, 7.0T, 9.4T and 11.7T MR frequencies.