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Abstract #1995

Single Use Flexible Resonant Loops for L-Band Tooth EPR

Selaka Bandara Bulumulla1, Daniel Lewek1, Christopher Kapusta1, David Davenport1, Joseph Iannotti1, Dmitriy Tipikin2, Benjamin Williams2, Harold Swartz2

1GE Global Research, Niskayuna, NY, United States; 2Geisel School of Medicine, Hanover, NH, United States

EPR can be used to estimate exposed radiation dose by measuring the amount of free radicals in the crystalline structure of the tooth enamel. In this work, we consider a potentially detachable, flexible resonant loop as a sensing probe. The flexible loop is conformal for a better fit to patient dependent variable incisor teeth geometries. Furthermore, this single use resonant loop eliminates the need for cleaning between subjects and increases the throughput by allowing the placement of the resonant loop prior to positioning the subject in the magnet. The loops can be fabricated using high volume, lower cost manufacturing methods.