Eline Vos1, Mark van Uden1, Jurgen Ftterer1, Tom Scheenen1
1Radiology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, Netherlands
The SNR of a new investigational two-channel receive endorectal coil for prostate imaging was compared to a current clinically available single-loop receive coil. Four patients underwent a staging protocol with both coils at 1.5T and four patients at 3T. The investigational coil showed higher signal to noise ratio, up to a distance of 57 mm and 40 mm from the coil for 1.5 and 3T respectively. Thus, for staging of the dorsal part of the prostate the investigational coil has a benefit over the currently available coil.