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Abstract #2010

Mitigation of RF-induced heating on realistic deep brain stimulator lead trajectories by wireless sensor Q-matrix and parallel transmission

Berk Silemek1, Frank Seifert1, Rüdiger Brühl1, Bastien Guerin2,3, Reiner Montag1, Bernd Ittermann1, and Lukas Winter1
1Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) Braunschweig and Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 2Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, United States, 3Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States


Measurement-based pTx mitigations on realistic DBS lead trajectories are presented based on small, embedded sensors in the implant casing. Sensor Q-matrix measurements are performed and transmitted wirelessly from the implant to the pTx console. Three different DBS implant trajectories at four different locations have been tested showing successful pTx mitigations of RF induced heating in in-vitro. The methodology is conceptually appealing to be investigated further towards a safety strategy, where an implant communicates with a pTx capable MR scanner in order to improve MR safety and MR imaging performance.

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