MRI is playing an increasingly important role in the work up of prostate cancer. This increased demand for prostate imaging has caused a debate in the field regarding the necessity of an endo-rectal coil for these studies. While the endo-rectal coil has distinct advantages it also has some drawbacks in both work-flow and cost. Current external coils do not provide images at comparable SNR to endo-rectal coil images (at the same field strength). Here we describe our initial experience with a transverse external RF coil designed to be placed on the perineum for high quality images.