Safe Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Interventional Devices


Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a non-ionizing modality; therefore, there is no known damage on human tissue as opposed to ionizing imaging modalities, such as X-ray. Interventional procedures take long time and in order to prevent ionization, interventional MRI is very promising. On the other hand, there are safety concerns because of the possible temperature rise on current carrying conductive wires, such as guidewires and biopsy needles, during MR scans when it is inserted inside the human body. In this project, we are aiming to eliminate the dangerous temperature rise by using different methods and improve safety of the devices used in interventional MRI.

Haydar Celik
Faculty Supervisor: 
Dr. Graham Wright