Sebastian Rupprecht1, Christopher T. Sica1, Raffi Sahul2, Seongtae Kwon2, Michael T. Lanagan3, Qing X. Yang1, 4
1Department of Radiology, The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, United States; 2TRS Technologies Inc., State College, PA, United States; 3Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, United States; 4Department of Neurosurgery, The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, United States
Utilization of monolithic materials with ultra high dielectric constant (&[epsilon] r = 800 -1200) to generate a drastically focused and enhanced transmission field in the sample of interest (up to 500% increased) and reception field (up to 4 fold increased) with standard hardware at 3T. Currently this translates to at least 40 % higher signal to noise ratio with strong potential higher values. Additionally the transmission power was reduced to 1/3 (&[epsilon] r =800) and respectively 1/27 (&[epsilon] r =1200) of the initial power with no uHDC material.