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Abstract #0299

Exploring the impact of nulling currents on a cardiac guidewire in reducing worst case SAR at 1.5T

J. Nuno Teixeira1, Felipe Godinez1, Shaihan Malik1, and Jo V. Hajnal1

1Division of Imaging Sciences and Biomedical Engineering, King's College London, London, United Kingdom

MRI with non-MR compatible objects, namely wires, poses several challenges as risks of high Local SAR and reduced image quality due to B1 enhancement. In this work we looked at previously proved current nulling techniques and at their relationship with the reduction of worst case SAR scenarios. Results showed that current nulling leads to large reductions in worst case SAR, but that performance varies with coil design and sensor location. The analysis could be used to aid design of experimental setup for maximum safety.

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