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Abstract #4077

Investigation of breast imaging SAR hotspot with posable human models

Xin Chen1 and Michael Steckner1

1Toshiba Medical Research Institute USA, Mayfield Village, OH, United States

MR users are routinely instructed to eliminate large conducting loops in order to avoid skin/skin contact RF burns. Loops can be formed by skin folds, hands clasped (e.g. above head or on abdomen), hands touching thighs, or touching legs etc. Points of skin/skin contact are often associated with significant local SAR. Modeling with posable human models show that hands clasped skin/skin contact loops associated with prone breast imaging do not necessarily increase local SAR. This suggests that not all skin/skin contact situations are a patient safety concern.

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