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Acoustic noise levels for fast MRI pulse sequences were surveyed on 14 systems with field strengths ranging from 0.2 T to 3 T. A microphone insensitive to the magnetic environment was placed close to the magnet isocenter and connected via an extension cable to a sound level meter outside the scan room. Measured noise levels varied from 82.5 +/- 0.1 dB(A)(More)
When patients with metallic prosthetic implants undergo an MR procedure, the interaction between the RF field and the prosthetic device may lead to an increase in specific absorption rate (SAR) in tissues surrounding the prosthesis. In this work, the distribution of SAR(10g) around bilateral CoCrMo alloy hip prostheses in situ in anatomically realistic(More)
PURPOSE To develop tissue-equivalent diffusivity materials and build a spherical diffusion phantom which mimics the conditions typically found in biological tissues. Also, to assess the reproducibility of ADC measurements from a whole-body diffusion protocol. MATERIALS AND METHODS Nickel-doped agarose/sucrose gels were manufactured and used to build a(More)
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