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Abstract #2069

Impact of an additional endorectal imaging coil on MR image quality and cancer detection in the prostate

Josephin Gawlitza1, Martin Reiss-Zimmermann1, Gregor Thörmer1, Alexander Schaudinn1, Nikita Garnov1, Lars-Christian Horn2, Minh Do3, Roman Ganzer3, Jens-Uwe Stolzenburg3, Thomas Kahn1, Michael Moche1, and Harald Busse1

1Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Leipzig University Hospital, Leipzig, Germany, 2Institute of Pathology, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany, 3Urology Department, Leipzig University Hospital, Leipzig, Germany

Multiparametric MRI has been shown to improve detection, localization and characterization of patients with suspected prostate cancer (PCa). The current PIRADS guideline (v2, 2015) states that the additional use of an endorectal imaging coil (ERC) increases SNR at any magnetic field strength which may be particularly useful for staging and inherently lower SNR sequences (DWI or DCE). On the other hand, phased array coils with 16 or more elements may also provide adequate SNR. This work assesses the potential benefit of an ERC for the detection of prostate cancer– within the same patients.

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