Joelle Karine Barral1, Holden H. Wu1, Edward J. Damrose2, Nancy J. Fischbein3, Dwight George Nishimura1
1Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA; 2Otolaryngology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA; 3Radiology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
Laryngeal cancer is the most common non-cutaneous cancer in the head and neck. Definitive detection of subtle cartilage invasion, a finding which might contraindicate radiation therapy, remains difficult despite advances in CT and MR imaging. A custom coil array has been designed to produce 3D high-resolution images in clinically feasible scan times using a 3D FLASE sequence and a fat/water separated 3D Concentric Rings spoiled-GRE sequence.