Shivaprasad Ashok Chikop1, Amaresha Shridhar Konar1, Nithin Vajuvalli1, Darshan Shivaram Keelara1, Ashwini Kumnoor1, Sairamesh raghuraman2, Ramesh Venkateshan2, and sairam Geethanath1
The goal of the work was to build a low cost
cardiac phantom that mimics cardiac motion and measure thermometric profile
based on applied B1+ fields during MR imaging. The cardiac motion inside the phantom was
simulated using the mechanical gear setup. To obtain the thermometric profile of the
cardiac phantom 12 probes were inserted into the phantom with required thermal insulation. The
phantom also provides an opportunity to correlate local SAR findings with
temperature measurements in the heart phantom.