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Abstract #2837

A New Design of an Implanted Medical Lead to Reduce RF Heating in MRI

Rupam Kumar Das1, Hyoungsuk Yoo2

1Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Electrical Engineering , University of Ulsan, Ulsan, Korea; 2Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Electrical Engineering, University of Ulsan, Ulsan, Korea

The RF coils in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) systems induce scattered electric field in the medical implant, and the principal bio effect is tissue heating. In this work, a noble design to reduce the scattered field has been proposed. In this proposed design, metal nails have been placed along the length of the medical lead. The scattered electric field is calculated near the lead tip at 64 MHz for a model implant by using Ansoft HFSS. By using this method, a significant decrease in the scattered electric field has been observed.