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Abstract #3024

Clinical Comparison of SNR Between a Currently Available and a New Dual-Channel Endorectal Receive Coil for Prostate Imaging at 1.5 and 3T

Eline Vos1, Mark van Uden1, Jurgen Ftterer1, Tom Scheenen1

1Radiology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, Netherlands

The SNR of a new investigational two-channel receive endorectal coil for prostate imaging was compared to a current clinically available single-loop receive coil. Four patients underwent a staging protocol with both coils at 1.5T and four patients at 3T. The investigational coil showed higher signal to noise ratio, up to a distance of 57 mm and 40 mm from the coil for 1.5 and 3T respectively. Thus, for staging of the dorsal part of the prostate the investigational coil has a benefit over the currently available coil.