MRI Safety and Bioeffects

Room B 212-213      10:30 - 12:30                                     Chairs: Daniel J. Schaefer and Brian K. Rutt

10:30      605.    RF Power Absorption in Mother and Fetus Associated with Exposure to B1 Field from a Birdcage Body Coil at 3T  - not available

Jeff W. Hand1,2, Yan Li1, E Louise Thomas1, Mary A. Rutherford1, Jo V. Hajnal1

1Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College, London, UK; 2Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust, London, UK

10:42      606.    Another Step Toward Making MRI Quieter:  Along a Passive Shielding Path

Tesfaye Kidane1, Tanvir N. Baig1, Labros S. Petropoulos1,2, Timothy P. Eagan1, William A. Edelstein1,3,

Victor Taracila1, Robert W. Brown1

1Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA; 2Hitachi Medical System, Twinsburg, Ohio, USA; 3MRScience LLC, Schenectady, New York, USA

10:54      607.    EEG Measurements at 7 Tesla Using the Ink Cap

Christos E. Vasios1, Leonardo M. Angelone1,2, Patric Purdon1, John W. Belliveau1, Giorgio Bonmassar1

1Athinoula Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging - NMR Center, Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA; 2Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, USA

11:06      608.    Investigation of SAR for Low-Frequency Hyperpolarized Gas MRI of the Lung  - not available

Erin M. Chapple1, Chris P. Bidinosti1, J. Cha1, Nigel A. David1, Michael E. Hayden1

1Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

11:18      609.    MRI During Active Neurostimulation at 3T: A Feasibility Study

Jens-Christoph Georgi1,2, Sabine Heiland1

1University of Heidelberg, Medical Center, Heidelberg, Germany; 2University of Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany

11:30      610.    A Patient Isolation System for Invasive MRI  - not available

Patrick Gross1, Kenneth W. Rohling2, Paul Bishop2, Ronald D. Watkins2, Randy O. Giaquinto2, Charles J. Rossi2,

Kieth J. Park2, Charles L. Dumoulin2

1General Electric, Munich, Bavaria, Germany; 2General Electric, Niskayuna, New York, USA

11:42      611.    On the Use of Resistances on the EEG Leads: SAR and Temperature Study

Leonardo M. Angelone1,2, Christos Vasios1, Alfreda Purdon1, Graham Wiggins1, Patrick Purdon1,3,

Giorgio Bonmassar1

1Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA; 2Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, USA; 3Harvard-MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

11:54      612.    Analysis of Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Thresholds in Customized Head Gradient Coils

Rebecca Emily Feldman1, Blaine Alexander Chronik1

1University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

12:06      613.    Assessment of the SAR and Decoupling Parameters Calibration for {1H}-13C MRS at 3.0 T

Moyoko Saito1, Tsuyoshi Matsuda2, James Tropp3, Toshiro Inubushi4, Toshiharu Nakai1

1National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Ikeda, Osaka, Japan; 2GE Yokogawa Medical Systems, Hino, Tokyo, Japan; 3General Electric Company, Milwaukee, Winconsin, USA; 4Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Shiga, Japan

12:18      614.    Feasibility, Safety, and Clinical Utility of Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in the Presence of Deep Brain Stimulators (DBS) for Parkinsonís Disease (PD)  - not available

Alexander Peter Lin1, Oleg Kopyov2, Brian D. Ross3

1Rudi Schulte Research Institutes, Pasadena, California, USA; 2St. John's Medical Center, Oxnard, California, USA; 3Huntington Medical Research Institutes, Pasadena, California, USA