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Abstract #1887

Coronary Artery Imaging at 3T: A 32- Versus 6-Channel Cardiac Coil Comparison

Andrea J. Wiethoff1,2, John J. Totman1,3, Sergio A. Uribe Arancibia1,3, Tobias Schaeffter1,3, Rene M. Botnar1,3

1Division of Imaging Sciences, King's College London, London, UK; 2Philips Healthcare, Reigate, UK; 3NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Guys & St Thomas Hospital and Kings College London

In this study we sought to investigate the benefit of a new 32-channel cardiac coil for whole-heart and targeted coronary artery imaging at 3T. Exploitation of 32-channel coil technology can reduce the time required for coronary artery imaging while maintaining an acceptable image quality.