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Abstract #2236

Proton and Sodium MR Imaging of Prostate Using a Dual-Tuned Endorectal Coil at 3 T

Kyongtae Ty Bae1,2, Chan Hong Moon1, George J. Misic3, Jung-Hwan Kim1, Sung-Hong Park1,2, Tiejun Zhao4

1Radiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA; 2Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA; 3MR SBU, MEDRAD, Inc., Indianola, PA, USA; 4MR Research Support, Siemens Healthcare, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

We have demonstrated the feasibility of 1H and Na23 imaging of prostate using a dual-tuned endorectal coil. Our imaging technique was tested on a phantom and prostatectomy specimens from patients with prostate cancer. Continued improvement of this technique may facilitate the improved diagnosis of prostate cancer.