More on the feasibility of using MRI for noninvasive thermometry in hyperthermia


Journal Article

A combination of RF heating and MR imaging equipment has been constructed in a fashion that allows simultaneous heating and MR diffusion imaging. Isolation between the RF heating and RF imaging frequencies is accomplished by means of filtering. This system has allowed a systematic estimate of temperature resolution and spatial resolution to be made using noninvasive MR tomography in a phantom model. The initial data indicates that 0.8°C resolution in ≤ 1 cm3 voxel is feasible using standard imaging techniques and an acquisition time of approximately 2 minutes.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Samulski, TV; MacFall, J; Zhang, Y; Palmer, D; Charles, C; Grant, W

Published Date

  • December 1, 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 189 /

Start / End Page

  • 57 - 60

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0272-5673

Citation Source

  • Scopus