Wideband Self-Grounded Bow-Tie Antenna for Thermal MR
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2020

The objective of this study was the design, implementation, evaluation and application of a compact wideband self-grounded bow-tie (SGBT) radiofrequency (RF) antenna building block that supports anatomical proton (H-1) MRI, fluorine (F-19) MRI, MR thermometry and broadband thermal intervention integrated in a whole-body 7.0 T system. Design considerations and optimizations were conducted with numerical electromagnetic field (EMF) simulations to facilitate a broadband thermal intervention frequency of the RF antenna building block. RF transmission (B-1(+)) field efficiency and specific absorption rate (SAR) were obtained in a phantom, and the thigh of human voxel models (Ella, Duke) for H-1 and F-19 MRI at 7.0 T. B-1(+) efficiency simulations were validated with actual flip-angle imaging measurements. The feasibility of thermal intervention was examined by temperature simulations (f = 300, 400 and 500 MHz) in a phantom. The RF heating intervention (P-in = 100 W, t = 120 seconds) was validated experimentally using the proton resonance shift method and fiberoptic probes for temperature monitoring. The applicability of the SGBT RF antenna building block for in vivo H-1 and F-19 MRI was demonstrated for the thigh and forearm of a healthy volunteer. The SGBT RF antenna building block facilitated F-19 and H-1 MRI at 7.0 T as well as broadband thermal intervention (234-561 MHz). For the thigh of the human voxel models, a B-1(+) efficiency >= 11.8 mu T/root kW was achieved at a depth of 50 mm. Temperature simulations and heating experiments in a phantom demonstrated a temperature increase Delta T >7 K at a depth of 10 mm. The compact SGBT antenna building block provides technology for the design of integrated high-density RF applicators and for the study of the role of temperature in (patho-) physiological processes by adding a thermal intervention dimension to an MRI device (Thermal MR).

self-grounded bow-tie

thermal magnetic resonance

broadband antenna

ultrahigh field MR

thermal intervention

magnetic resonance

radiofrequency antenna

Författare

Thomas Wilhelm Eigentler

Technische Universität Berlin

Helmholtz

Lukas Winter

Helmholtz

Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)

Haopeng Han

Helmholtz

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Eva Oberacker

Helmholtz

Andre Kuehne

MRI TOOLS GmbH

Helmar Waiczies

MRI TOOLS GmbH

Sebastian Schmitter

Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)

Laura Boehmert

Berlin Institute of Health

Freie Universität Berlin

Helmholtz

Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Christian Prinz

Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Berlin Institute of Health

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Helmholtz

Freie Universität Berlin

Hana Dobsicek Trefna

Chalmers, Elektroteknik, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik, Biomedicinsk elektromagnetik

Thoralf Niendorf

Helmholtz

ECRC

MRI TOOLS GmbH

NMR in Biomedicine

0952-3480 (ISSN) 1099-1492 (eISSN)

Vol. 33 5 e4274

Ämneskategorier

Energiteknik

Husbyggnad

Annan elektroteknik och elektronik

DOI

10.1002/nbm.4274

PubMed

32078208

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2020-09-15