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Abstract #2838

Local SAR Investigations in the Presence of Conductive Media

Craig I. Lawrie1, Xiaoyu Yang1, Tsinghua Zheng1, Matthew Finnerty2, Shinya Handa2, Hiroyuki Fujita2, 3

1Quality Electrodynamics, LLC, Mayfield Village, OH, United States; 2Quality Electrodynamics, Mayfield Village, OH, United States; 3Department of Physics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, United States

The use of a local transmitter coil to reduce local SAR heating is evaluated with regards to MRI imaging in the presence of long conductive media. Simulation results indicate that a local transmitter coil has an SAR advantage due to both smaller electric fields and the ability to fine-tune geometric positioning.