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.