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Abstract #1739

Design and evaluation of RF coils for hybrid MR-PET imaging of the prostate

Chang-Hoon Choi1, Karl Ziemons2, Tim Felder1,2, Hans-Peter Wegener2, and N. Jon Shah1,3

1Forschungszentrum Juelich, Juelich, Germany, 2Faculty of Medical Engineering and Technomathematics, FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Juelich, Germany, 3Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology, RWTH Aachen University, JARA, Aachen, Germany

Prostate cancer is one of the most common diseases in men, and using multimodality, hybrid systems, such as MR-PET provides valuable data for early diagnosis. A human prostate is quite flexible and can move into different positions under external conditions so it is important to localise the critical region-of-interest using both MRI and PET under the same circumstances. In this study, we focused on various MRI RF coil designs suitable for use in MR-PET prostate imaging, and investigated their performance by evaluating SNRs and penetration depths as a function of coil tilting angle against B0.

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