Design of a High Selectivity Filter for MRI Guided RF Hyperthermia Therapy

Kemal Sumser, Sander Bronckers, Marjolein Kleijer, Margarethus M. Paulides

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Abstract

Hyperthermia devices have been integrated with MR scanners to exploit MR thermometry. Integrating two RF systems require the filtering of high-power RF heating signal from MR system for simultaneous heating and imaging. Currently, a filter that suppresses 100MHz and its harmonics is in use. Development of a MR-compatible hyperthermia applicator for head and neck requires a filter that can suppress also the 433.92MHz signal. A unique new filter which has high power handling, extremely high suppression, and selectivity has been designed that attenuates 100MHz and 433.92MHz signals with low insertion loss (<0.25dB) at 63.89MHz. 0.14dB insertion loss at 63.89MHz, 112dB, 88dB and 93dB signal attenuation were achieved at 100MHz, 200MHz and 433.92MHz, respectively, with the new filter design using model of LM-500 cable. A proof of concept filter was constructed to validate the design. Our investigation shows that filter requirements can be satisfied, but high-power low-loss coaxial cables are necessary.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication15th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9788831299022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Apr 2021
Event15th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2021 - Dusseldorf, Germany
Duration: 22 Mar 202126 Mar 2021

Publication series

Series15th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2021

Conference

Conference15th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2021
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityDusseldorf
Period22/03/2126/03/21

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