The design of an open MRI 4-channel receive-only phased array knee coil

He, Xiaowie, Yuan, Renbo, Li, Bing Keong and Hou, Yuqing (2016) The design of an open MRI 4-channel receive-only phased array knee coil. Applied Magnetic Resonance, 47 5: 499-510. doi:10.1007/s00723-016-0768-6

Author He, Xiaowie
Yuan, Renbo
Li, Bing Keong
Hou, Yuqing
Title The design of an open MRI 4-channel receive-only phased array knee coil
Journal name Applied Magnetic Resonance   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0937-9347
Publication date 2016-02-20
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s00723-016-0768-6
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 47
Issue 5
Start page 499
End page 510
Total pages 12
Place of publication Wien, Austria
Publisher Springer Wien
Language eng
Subject 3107 Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
Abstract In this work, a new prototype 4-channel receive-only phased array (PA) knee coil for open magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system was designed and constructed. The knee coil was used in a series of pilot MRI studies on a homogenous cylindrical phantom and human knee. From the simulation and experimental results, it is shown that both the arrangement of the coil elements and the width of the coil elements within this new coil array are critical design factors for the coil array to work optimally in an open MRI system. Experimental results showed that a uniform phantom image can be acquired by the prototype phased array knee coil and human knee images further demonstrated the feasibility of the proposed method. The proposed method is appropriate for the design of other open MRI phased array coils.
Keyword Molecular physics
Coil arrays
Critical design
Mri phased array coils
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Institutional Status UQ

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