CSI-EPT is a recently developed technique for the electric properties tomography, that recovers the electric properties distribution starting from measurements performed by magnetic resonance imaging scanners. This method is an optimal control approach based on the contrast source inversion technique, which distinguishes itself from other electric properties tomography techniques for its capability to recover also the local specific absorption rate distribution, essential for online dosimetry. Up to now, CSI-EPT has only been described in terms of integral equations, limiting its applicability to homogeneous unbounded background. In order to extend the method to the presence of a shield in the domain-as in the recurring case of shielded radiofrequency coils-a more general formulation of CSI-EPT, based on a functional viewpoint, is introduced here. Two different implementations of CSI-EPT are proposed for a two-dimensional transverse magnetic model problem, one dealing with an unbounded domain and one taking into account the presence of a perfectly conductive shield. The two implementations are applied on the same virtual measurements obtained by numerically simulating a shielded radiofrequency coil. The results are compared in terms of both electric properties recovery and local specific absorption rate estimate, in order to investigate the requirement of an accurate modelling of the underlying physical problem.

CSI-EPT in Presence of RF-Shield for MR-Coils / Arduino, Alessandro; Zilberti, Luca; Chiampi, Mario; Bottauscio, Oriano. - In: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MEDICAL IMAGING. - ISSN 0278-0062. - 36:7(2017), pp. 1396-1404. [10.1109/TMI.2017.2665688]

CSI-EPT in Presence of RF-Shield for MR-Coils

Arduino, Alessandro;ZILBERTI, LUCA;BOTTAUSCIO, ORIANO
2017

Abstract

CSI-EPT is a recently developed technique for the electric properties tomography, that recovers the electric properties distribution starting from measurements performed by magnetic resonance imaging scanners. This method is an optimal control approach based on the contrast source inversion technique, which distinguishes itself from other electric properties tomography techniques for its capability to recover also the local specific absorption rate distribution, essential for online dosimetry. Up to now, CSI-EPT has only been described in terms of integral equations, limiting its applicability to homogeneous unbounded background. In order to extend the method to the presence of a shield in the domain-as in the recurring case of shielded radiofrequency coils-a more general formulation of CSI-EPT, based on a functional viewpoint, is introduced here. Two different implementations of CSI-EPT are proposed for a two-dimensional transverse magnetic model problem, one dealing with an unbounded domain and one taking into account the presence of a perfectly conductive shield. The two implementations are applied on the same virtual measurements obtained by numerically simulating a shielded radiofrequency coil. The results are compared in terms of both electric properties recovery and local specific absorption rate estimate, in order to investigate the requirement of an accurate modelling of the underlying physical problem.
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