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Abstract #4424

Fast 3D Design of High-Permittivity Pads for Dielectric Shimming using Model Order Reduction and Nonlinear Optimization

Jeroen van Gemert1, Wyger Brink2, Andrew Webb2, and Rob Remis1

1Circuits and Systems, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands, 2Radiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, Netherlands

High-permittivity pads can be used to improve B1+ homogeneity and intensity in neuroimaging and body applications. Normally, finding the “optimal” pad for a specific region of interest involves evaluating many different pad designs using electromagnetic simulations, which is a very time-consuming approach taking hours to days of computation time. We propose a nonlinear optimization method based on model order reduction that allows us to design high-permittivity pads in less than 30 seconds.

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