MRI Safety MRI Safety and Compatibility

Service process

Our service process is illustrated by the process of RF-heating testing, because this test is one of the most comprehensive ones.

First, after having signed a mutual non-disclosure agreement (NDA), information about the product is collected in a kick-off meeting, a video conference or per email. If the product is still in the design phase, additional consultation can be given regarding the optimization of the product for an MR environment.

Second, if the product is ready to market, the full product matrix has to be specified, including all possible configurations, positions and sizes.

The third step consists of the reduction of the product matrix by rational considerations and manufacturer experience.

As a fourth step, from this reduced product matrix, a "worst-case" product matrix for experimental testing of RF-heating is generated with the help of numerical simulations.

After this, the remaining "worst-case" products are tested in an experimental RF-heating setup. This is the last step if the increase of temperature remains within the limits. However, if the temperature increase exceeds the limits, an additional transfer to the human model can be offered. With this transfer, the temperature increase measured experimentally in the phantom can be modelled in a more realistic way and will often turn out to be smaller than the measurements.