Prostate: MR imaging with an endorectal surface coil

M. D. Schnall, R. E. Lenkinski, H. M. Pollack, Y. Imai, H. Y. Kressel

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Abstract

An endorectal surface coil has been developed to obtain high-resolution magnetic resonance images of the prostate. The probe consists of a surface coil mounted on the inner surface of a balloon. The balloon is concave to ensure tight seating against the prostate. The coil has been used in 15 patients with biopsy-proved prostatic carcinoma and in two healthy volunteers. The axial images were obtained with a 12-16-cm field of view and a 3-mm section thickness. Compared with images obtained with a body coil, the surface coil images better demonstrate prostatic anatomy and pathologic conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)570-574
Number of pages5
JournalRadiology
Volume172
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1989

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Prostate
Anatomy
Healthy Volunteers
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Carcinoma
Biopsy

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Schnall, M. D., Lenkinski, R. E., Pollack, H. M., Imai, Y., & Kressel, H. Y. (1989). Prostate: MR imaging with an endorectal surface coil. Radiology, 172(2), 570-574.

Prostate : MR imaging with an endorectal surface coil. / Schnall, M. D.; Lenkinski, R. E.; Pollack, H. M.; Imai, Y.; Kressel, H. Y.

In: Radiology, Vol. 172, No. 2, 1989, p. 570-574.

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Schnall, MD, Lenkinski, RE, Pollack, HM, Imai, Y & Kressel, HY 1989, 'Prostate: MR imaging with an endorectal surface coil', Radiology, vol. 172, no. 2, pp. 570-574.
Schnall MD, Lenkinski RE, Pollack HM, Imai Y, Kressel HY. Prostate: MR imaging with an endorectal surface coil. Radiology. 1989;172(2):570-574.
Schnall, M. D. ; Lenkinski, R. E. ; Pollack, H. M. ; Imai, Y. ; Kressel, H. Y. / Prostate : MR imaging with an endorectal surface coil. In: Radiology. 1989 ; Vol. 172, No. 2. pp. 570-574.
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