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Abstract #1281

Multi-Channel RF Power and Phase Supervision Systems Technology for Thermal Magnetic Resonance: Development, Evaluation and Application

Haopeng Han1, Thomas Wilhelm Eigentler1, Eckhard Grass2,3, and Thoralf Niendorf1,4,5
1Berlin Ultrahigh Field Facility (B.U.F.F.), Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association, Berlin, Germany, 2IHP – Leibniz-Institut für innovative Mikroelektronik, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany, 3Institute of Computer Science, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 4Experimental and Clinical Research Center (ECRC), a joint cooperation between the Charité Medical Faculty and the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany, 5MRI.TOOLS GmbH, Berlin, Germany

Thermal Magnetic Resonance makes use of the physics of radio frequency waves applied at ultrahigh field-MRI. To achieve precise energy focal point formation, accurate thermal dose control and safety management, the transmitted RF signal amplitude and phase need to be supervised and regulated in real-time. In this work, a multi-channel power and phase supervision module was developed, evaluated and applied as an integral part of the Thermal MR hardware system. Preliminary experiments were conducted to demonstrate that the proposed module is suitable and essential for RF heating using a hybrid Thermal MR approach.

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