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Abstract #3360

Very Low Current Detection in MRI: Some Limitations

Carlos Ernesto Garrido Salmon1, Danilo Maziero1

1Department of Physics, University of Sao Paulo, FFCLRP, Ribeirao Preto, Brazil

In this study we model the magnitude and phase effect of one metallic wire with/without current inside an infinite medium during a single EPI sequence. We carry out an experimental comparison of the MR signal obtained in two solutions with the same magnetic permeability but different viscosities. The wire position inside the voxel and the mechanical properties of the medium have a strong influence in the magnitude and phase of the MRI signal in an in vitro ncMRI experiment. We conclude that mechanical effect could be dominant in very low current and low viscosity phantoms.