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Abstract #2535

A Novel Method for Coil Array Synthesis and Application to Breast MRI

Anderson Nnewihe1, 2, Bruce L. Daniel1, Deqiang Qiu1, Jafi Lipson1, Jarrett Rosenberg1, Debra Ikeda1, Sung H. Kim1, 3, Jennifer Kao1, Brian A. Hargreaves1

1Radiology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States; 2Bioengineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States; 3Radiology, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea, Republic of

The primary purpose of this work is to introduce and validate a method of synthesizing image data for an RF coil array given data from a second array. This would enable future studies comparing two coil arrays (source and reference arrays) for situations where it is not practical to acquire data with both such as breast contrast-enhanced MRI. For the future studies, the synthesized images would be used as a proxy for the reference coil array data. In a survey of experienced breast radiologists, we showed equivalence of the overall preference between the synthesized and reference coil array images.