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Abstract #2831

A Fast Sampled Projection Method for Assessing Coil Configuration Impact on SAR

Amit Hochman1, Jorge Fernandez Villena2, Luis Miguel Silveira2, Elfar Adalsteinsson1, 3, Lawrence L. Wald3, 4, Jacob K. White1, Luca Daniel1

1Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States; 2INESC ID Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores Investigao e Desenvolvimento, Lisbon, Portugal; 3Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States; 4Department of Radiology, Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA, United States

We propose a method for combining electromagnetic field solutions obtained for a small set of excitations so as to approximate the solutions for nearby excitations. This work is relevant for coil and excitation design.