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Abstract #0477

An Experimental Setup to Simulate the Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD)-Effect with Respect to Intra Cardiac ECG Signals

Waltraud Brigitte Buchenberg1, Ramona Lorenz1, Peter Laudy2, Wolfgang Mader3, Carsten Bienek4, Bernd Jung1

1Dept. of Radiology, Medical Physics, University Medical Center, Freiburg, Baden-Wrttemberg, Germany; 2CardioTek B.V., Maastricht-Airport, Limburg, Netherlands; 3Freiburg Center for Data Analysis and Modeling, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg, Baden-Wrttemberg, Germany; 4R&D, Schwarzer GmbH, Heilbronn, Baden-Wrttemberg, Germany

The analyses of the magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) effect occurring in electro-physiologic (EP) examinations carried out in an MR environment is of importance in order to establish tool boxes to remove MHD related effects from intra-cardiac ECG signals. The aim in this work was to establish an experimental setup to simulate the MHD effect in a model system using standard EP-measurement equipment with respect to a characterization of the pure MHD signal.