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Abstract #1869

Are MR Manufacturer-Reported Specific Absorption Rate Values on Clinical MRI systems correct?

Youngseob Seo 1 and Min-Jae Kang 1

1 Center for Medical Metrology, Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science, Daejeon, Korea

MR manufacturer-reported specific absorption rate (SAR) values on clinical MR imaging systems are uncertain. Radiofrequency heating during MRI scan is an important safety concern. We measured SAR values and temperature elevation at 1.5 and 3 T.

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