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Abstract #1797

Design of an Endorectal Coil for MR-Guided HIFU Therapy of the Prostate

John M. Pavlina1, Jens Groebner2, Tetiana Dadakova1, Erik Dumont3, Michael Bock1

1Madeizin Physik, Universitt Klinikum Freiburg, Freiburg, BW, Germany; 2Madeizin Physik, University Medical Centre Freiburg, Freiburg, BW, Germany; 3Image Guided Therapy, Pessac, France

This work describes the design and simulation of an endorectal oil for MR-guided HIFU therapy of the prostate. MR-guided high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is increasingly being investigated as a treatment option for prostate cancer. Due to space restrictions in the rectum, current prostate HIFU systems use external coils only. In this work an endorectal HIFU transducer is combined with an endorectal receive coil in a simulation study to assess the coil performance.