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Abstract #2693

Proton and Sodium MR Imaging of in Vivo Human Prostate Using Dual-Tuned Body and Endorectal Coils at 7T

Kyongtae Ty Bae1, Jung-Hwan Kim1, Alessandro Furlan1, Chan Hong Moon1, Bumwoo Park1, Tiejun Zhao2

1University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States; 2MR Research Support, Siemens Healthcare, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

We have demonstrated the feasibility of 1H and 23Na imaging of in vivo human prostate using dual-tuned body surface Tx/Rx and endorectal Rx only coils. Our imaging technique was tested on normal human volunteers. Further improvement of this technique may facilitate the diagnosis of prostate cancer.