Influence of the BSD-2000 3D/MR hyperthermia applicator on MR Image Quality: A Quantitative Assessment
MR compatible hyperthermia devices exploit MR thermometry capabilities for non-invasive treatment monitoring. These devices, which have been tested to be MR-safe, can potentially influence the MR image quality. One such device is the Pyrexar BSD-2000 3D/MR applicator. In this study, we quantitatively evaluated the impact of the applicator for different setups on MR imaging by B1 + and signal-to-noise (SNR) measurements. Our results show 30% decrease in the B1 + transmit efficiency and 20% decrease in the SNR. We have found the biggest impact was caused by the device's water bolus. This effect can be overcome by increasing the B1 transmit gain or using a thinner water bolus in the device design.
|Keywords||Hyperthermia, MR Image Quality, MRI, MRT, QA.|
|Persistent URL||dx.doi.org/10.23919/EuCAP48036.2020.9135499, hdl.handle.net/1765/129251|
|Conference||14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2020|
Sumser, K. (Kemal), Paulides, M.M, Bellizzi, G.G, van Rhoon, G.C, Hernandez-Tamames, J.A. (Juan A.), & Curto, S. (Sergio). (2020). Influence of the BSD-2000 3D/MR hyperthermia applicator on MR Image Quality: A Quantitative Assessment. In 14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2020. doi:10.23919/EuCAP48036.2020.9135499