Kandace Haines

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The spatial distribution of electromagnetic fields within the human body can be tailored using external dielectric materials. Here, we introduce a new material with high dielectric constant, and also low background MRI signal. The material is based upon metal titanates, which can be made into a geometrically-formable suspension in de-ionized water. The(More)
High permittivity "dielectric pads" have been shown to increase image quality at high magnetic fields in regions of low radiofrequency transmit efficiency. This article presents a series of electromagnetic simulations to determine the effects of pad size and geometry, relative permittivity value, as well as thickness on the transmit radiofrequency fields(More)
Improved outcomes of laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) have been demonstrated once pratice has moved beyond the learning curve. However, there is no evidence that experience has a favorable impact on the incidence of leaks. This study evaluated the incidence of staple-line leaks as experience accrued in a university-based bariatric surgery(More)
At high magnetic fields radiation losses, wavelength effects, self-resonance, and the high resistance of typical components all contribute to increased losses in conventional RF coil designs. High permittivity ceramic dielectric resonators create strong uniform magnetic fields in a compact structure at high frequencies and can potentially solve some of the(More)
Acute macular neuroretinopathy (AMNR) is a rare condition that occurs most often in healthy, young women. Acute macular neuroretinopathy may present as an asymptomatic condition but is typically associated with transient, variable visual disturbances, such as scotomata, metamorphopsia and mild decrease in vision. Symptoms differ in frequency and(More)
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