Simulating MRI Heating of Medical Implants

  • Webinar Date

    June 18, 2015

  • Webinar Time

    11am PT/ 2pm ET/ 6pm UTC

Webinar Overview

Abstract: During magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), metallic medical implants can concentrate RF fields and produce heating that leads to tissue denaturing or necrosis. Simulation provides a method of identifying designs that require experimental testing, allowing companies to dramatically reduce the level of testing needed to demonstrate the MRI compatibilities of their medical devices. In this webinar, we will present the use of COMSOL Multiphysics® for simulating RF fields, heat generation, and heat transfer to the surrounding tissue. We will include a live demonstration and a Q&A session.

Presenter Bios:

Walter Frei received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research work was on optimization of photonic crystal microcavity lasers. He has been working at COMSOL since 2007, with responsibility for customer support and training.

Kyle Koppenhoefer has extensive experience in a wide range of computational mechanics applied to the medical products, automotive, petrochemical and defense industries. He has considerable expertise in advanced finite element procedures and their application to the analysis of structures subjected to multiphysics loading. He obtained his B.S. in Engineering Science and Mechanics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois.