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Abstract #2178

Parametric Study of High Dielectric Constant Helmet Characterization

Parisa Lotfi Poshtgol1, Soo Han Soon2, Michael Lanagan3, Eugene Furman4, Xinlian Chen5, Xin Li2, Xiao-Hong Zhu2, Wei Chen2, and Qing X Yang1
1Center for NMR Research, Departments of Neurosurgery and Radiology, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA, United States, 2Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, United States, 3Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Pennsylvania State University, State college, PA, United States, 4Materials Research Institute, Pennsylvania State University, State college, PA, United States, 5Department of Biomedical Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China


Helmets conformal to the human head with high or ultra-high dielectric constant (HDC/uHDC) materials have been shown to enhance the SNR of entire human head along with a receive array. However, the dielectric resonance modes (DRMs) of the helmet have not been studies systematically. This investigation aimed to; 1) describe the characteristics of the DRMs and their RF field distributions; 2) establish the relationships between DRMs and the basic geometric parameters of the helmet using numerical modeling. Understand the DRMs of large uHDC structures are fundamentally important for future applications of uHDC materials for RF field reach.

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