Greg Griffin1, Kevan Anderson2, Graham A. Wright1, 2
1Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; 2Imaging Research, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
This study presents a technique to safely assess the RF heating potential of a conductive device in the MR bore. RF artifacts acquired with a low power sequence are analyzed and used to predict heating induced by a higher power sequence. Experimental validation in a phantom is presented for several configurations.