Martijn de Greef1, Ozlem Ipek2, Alexander Raaijmakers2, Hans Crezee3, Nico van den Berg2
1Image Sciences Institute, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands; 2Radiotherapy, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands; 3Radiotherapy, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Generic SAR behavior in MRI of the head was studied to evaluate whether patient-specific SAR models which are consuming to construct may be replaced by a generic SAR model. Patient-specific SAR constrained B1+ shimming was performed with generic SAR models. This approach was found to be well suitable for patient-specific B1+ shimming compliant with SAR safety norms at a minimal expense of increased B1+ heterogeneity.