Challenges in Risk-based EMC for MRI Systems

Simon Rendon Velez*, Mark J.A.M. van Helvoort, Robert Vogt-Ardatjew, Barbel van den Berg, Frank Leferink

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

2 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

This paper gives an overview of risk-based EMC for high-field strength magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems. The challenges when applying this approach are described. First, the unreliability of on-site testing inside hospitals unveils the need to correlate in-situ measurements with measurements performed in an EMC laboratory. For MRI systems, this is particularly challenging due to the under-moded behavior of its electromagnetic environment. Second, state-of-the-art risk analysis techniques oversimplify the complexity of novel and innovative medical equipment. To deal with this complexity, new approaches to risk analysis are required. A promising technique is STPA, which not only considers risk due to component failures, but also due to complex interactions between hardware, software, and human components.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2023 International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility - EMC Europe 2023
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)979-8-3503-2400-6
ISBN (Print)979-8-3503-2401-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2023
EventInternational Symposium and Exhibition on Electromagnetic Compatibility, EMC Europe 2023 - Krakow, Poland
Duration: 4 Sept 20238 Sept 2023

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility
PublisherIEEE
Volume2023
ISSN (Print)1077-4076
ISSN (Electronic)2158-1118

Conference

ConferenceInternational Symposium and Exhibition on Electromagnetic Compatibility, EMC Europe 2023
Abbreviated titleEMC Europe 2023
Country/TerritoryPoland
CityKrakow
Period4/09/238/09/23

Keywords

  • MRI
  • On-site testing
  • Risk-based EMC
  • STPA

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Challenges in Risk-based EMC for MRI Systems'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this