Phased array coils for high resolution prostate MR imaging

Andrew C. Yung, A. Yusuf Oner, Jean Michel Serfaty, Mark Feleney, Xiaoming Yang, Ergin Atalar

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Abstract

MR imaging of the prostate can be greatly improved by using a phased array that combines the signals from individual receiver coils to form a composite image. Endourethral coils and a dual-coil endorectal probe were constructed and combined with a surface coil in a phased array system. Various phased array configurations were tested with in vivo canine experiments, which resulted in high-resolution images that clearly showed the anatomy of the prostate and surrounding structures such as the neurovascular bundles. The endourethral coils were useful in imaging the anterior portion of the prostate, while the endorectal coils provided high SNR in the posterior region of the prostate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnnual Reports of the Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University
Pages2330-2333
Number of pages4
Volume3
StatePublished - 2001
Event23rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: Oct 25 2001Oct 28 2001

Other

Other23rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period10/25/0110/28/01

Keywords

  • Endorectal coil
  • Endourethral coil
  • MRI
  • Phased array
  • Prostate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering

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