Pankit Parikh1, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu1,2, Kristine A. Blackham1, Michael D. Coffey1, Daniel P. Hsu1, John A. Jesberger2, Kecheng Liu3, Mark A. Griswold1,4, Jeffrey L. Sunshine1,2
1Radiology, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, United States; 2Case Center for Imaging Research, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, United States; 3Siemens Healthcare, Malvern, PA, United States; 4Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, United States
Phased-array coils with increasing number of array elements have been developed and employed for clinical MR imaging. A phased-array head coil with 32 array elements provides quantitatively better brain images as compared to commercially available head coil with lower number of array elements. In this study, we investigate if application of this coil would improve the anatomic and pathologic analysis from the resultant brain images by qualitatively comparing MR images obtained using this coil with those obtained using a commercially available phased-array head coil with 12 array elements.