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Abstract #3233

A novel three-channel endorectal coil for prostate magnetic resonance imaging at 3T

Zhiguang Mo1, Xiaoliang Zhang2, Changjun Tie1, Huageng Liang3, Xiaoping Zhang3, Wen Xiao3, Qi Cao3, and Ye Li1
1Lauterbur Research Center for Biomedical Imaging, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenzhen, Guangdong, 518055, China, Shenzhen, China, 2Department of Biomedical Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, NY, United States., Buffalo, NY, United Stats, Buffalo, NY, United States, 3Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China


We designed and fabricated a novel three-channel endorectal prostate coil and validated its feasibility of high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at 3T. A commercial 3T surface coil was used for comparison. Both phantom imaging and in-vivo prostate imaging show that the 3-channel endorectal coil provides an improved SNR than the external surface coil. Prostate images at resolution of 0.47 mm × 0.47 mm × 4.0 mm are acquired using the 3-channel endorectal coil to demonstrate the performance. With the improved SNR and multichannel design, the proposed endorectal coil could enable parallel imaging based fast imaging in prostate imaging studies.

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