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Abstract #4394

MR Spectroscopic Imaging (MRSI) Study Using the Diaper Shaped RF Coil Array.

Seunghoon Ha1, Orhan Nalcioglu1, 2

1Tu & Yuen Center for Functional Onco-Imaging, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States; 2Department of Cogno-Mechatronics Engineering, Pusan National University, Pusan, Korea

MRI and MR spectroscopic imaging (MRSI) is used for detailed anatomic and metabolic evaluation of the prostate. Especially, for successful MRSI acquisition, the research about RF coil, non-invasive, enable to provide both competitive SNR and large FOVs on prostate MRI may be a prerequisite. In this study, we proposed a new non-invasive coil with a competitive SNR for prostate MRSI and compare its performance with other commercial coils. The proposed coil showed MR spectra having a competitive SNR when comparing with the endorectal coil as well as generated more stable spectra than endorectal coil on the overall prostate phantom area.