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Abstract #2297

An anthropomorphic phantom for deep brain stimulation MRI safety investigations

Benson Yang1,2, Fred Tam1, Benjamin Davidson3, Clement Hamani3,4, Nir Lipsman1,3,4, Chih-hung Chen2, and Simon J Graham1,5
1Physical Sciences, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada, 2Electrical and Computer Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada, 3Division of Neurosurgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada, 4Harquail Centre for Neuromodulation, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada, 5Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

Magnetic resonance imaging of deep brain stimulation (DBS) patients remains a safety concern at higher magnetic fields strengths. Phantoms play an important role in validating and estimating patient safety conditions. However, conventional phantoms are typically simple homogeneous structures that limit the ability to replicate DBS surgical implant procedures. In this work, a new phantom structure is proposed with more human-like realism and compartments to enable improved replication of DBS device placement geometries. Preliminary radiofrequency heating results demonstrate significant differences in temperature elevations when the phantom is assembled in a heterogeneous and homogeneous configuration.

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