International Journal on Magnetic Particle Imaging
Vol 6 No 2 Suppl. 1 (2020)

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Heat dissipation and safety considerations during Lissajous scanning magnetic particle imaging

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James Wells (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt), Hendrik Paysen (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt), Olaf Kosch (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt), Frank Wiekhorst (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt)


Magnetic particle imaging has undergone rapid development, and its capabilities have been demonstrated in a wide variety of preclinical trials. Despite this growing body of in-vivo work, little attention has so far been paid to the impact of MPI imaging sequences on tissue, and the potential short- and long-term health implications. It is common within the MPI community to refer to the technique as being neither invasive, toxic, ionizing, nor damaging. However, little (if any) experimental work has been undertaken to verify these claims. Here, we present an experimental and theoretical study of the heat dissipation occurring during 3D imaging within a Lissajous scanning MPI device.
Int. J. Mag. Part. Imag. 6(2), Suppl. 1, 2020, Article ID: 2009048, DOI: 10.18416/IJMPI.2020.2009048

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