Sara Lewis1,2, Aasrith Ganti3, Pamela Argiriadi1, Ally Rosen1, Stefanie Hectors1,2, Sahar Semaan2, Christopher Song1, Steven Peti1, Maxwell Segall2, Kezia George1, Vaneela Jaikaran1, Sebastian Villa1, Nicholas Vountsinas1, David Kestenbaum1, Ashutosh Tewari4, Ardeshir Rastinehad4, and Bachir Taouli1,2
1Department of Radiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, United States, 2Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, United States, 3InVivo Corporation, Philips Healthcare, Gainesville, FL, United States, 4Department of Urology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, United States
In this study, 3T MRI of the prostate using a two-channel solid phased-array endorectal receive coil (ERC) (Sentinelle, InVivo Corporation, Philips Healthcare) combined with phased array coil (PAC) was compared to PAC only for image quality and lesion conspicuity on T2WI and DWI. Improved image quality was found for T2WI and high b-value DWI and improved lesion contrast using ERC-PAC, while there was no difference in lesion conspicuity. These preliminary results show that the use of ERC-PAC improves prostate MRI image quality, without necessarily impacting lesion detection.