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Abstract #4063

Torque abnormality of Ti alloy in a static magnetic field

Minghui Tang1, Shingo Kawahira2, Naoyuki Nomura3, and Toru Yamamoto1

1Faculty of Health Sciences, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, 2Graduate School of Health Sciences, Hokkaido University, Sappro, Japan, 3Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

Ti alloy has been introduced for medical implants to reduce MRI artifacts for its lower susceptibility than the preceding material of Elgiloy. The magnetic torque of metallic materials theoretically increases with an increase in the susceptibility. However, it was reported that the torque of cerebral aneurysm clips was comparable for both materials. In this study, we accurately measured the torque of Elgiloy and Ti alloy rods in an MR scanner and found that the small susceptibility anisotropy of Ti alloy rod causes a torque that is more than 100 times of the value expected from the conventional torque theory.

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