MRI visualization of small structures using improved surface coils

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dc.contributor.author Rivera, Manuel
dc.contributor.author Vaquero López, Juan José
dc.contributor.author Santos, Andrés
dc.contributor.author Ruiz Cabello, Jesús
dc.contributor.author Pozo, Francisco del
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-13T09:48:19Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-13T09:48:19Z
dc.date.issued 1998-02
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Magnetic Resonance Imaging, vol. 16, n. 2, feb. 1998. Pp. 157-166
dc.identifier.issn 0730-725X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/14554
dc.description.abstract In this paper we present the spatial resolution enhancement and noise reduction level achieved with an optimized inductively coupled surface coil specificall designed for our experiments. The technique of designing and implementing customized coils for magnetic resonance imaging of very small structures is described. We have designed a low cost prototype of an inductively coupled circular surface coil, tuned for 1H magnetic resonance imaging at 200 MHz. The coil is mounted on a customized teflo support. The inductive coupling used in this coil improves the signal-to-noise ratio by reducing various loss mechanisms (specially the dielectric losses). Test images have been acquired to determine the evolution of induced articular lesions in a rabbit animal model, as well as brain tumors in rats. The images show high spatial resolution, excellent B1 fiel homogeneity and no ‘‘hot spots’’. Comparing these images with those acquired with conventional coils, one find better spatial resolution and signal-to-noise ratio, as well as larger fiel of view with less intense illumination artifact. The methodology can be used in any application that requires high quality imaging of small structures.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.rights © Elsevier
dc.subject.other Surface coil
dc.subject.other High resolution MRI
dc.subject.other Inductively coupled coils
dc.subject.other Low noise images
dc.title MRI visualization of small structures using improved surface coils
dc.type article
dc.description.status Publicado
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0730-725X(97)00273-7
dc.subject.eciencia Biología y Biomedicina
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/S0730-725X(97)00273-7
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dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 157
dc.identifier.publicationissue n. 2
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 166
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Magnetic Resonance Imaging
dc.identifier.publicationvolume vol. 16
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