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1. (WO2007075625) DUAL- FREQUENCY ENDO-RECTAL MR RECEIVE-ONLY PROBE

Pub. No.:    WO/2007/075625    International Application No.:    PCT/US2006/048338
Publication Date: Fri Jul 06 01:59:59 CEST 2007 International Filing Date: Wed Dec 20 00:59:59 CET 2006
IPC: G01R 33/28
G01R 33/36
A61B 5/055
Applicants: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
TROPP, James, S.
CALDERON, Paul, D.
VIGNERON, Daniel, Blackburn
CARVAJAL, Lucas, Guillermo
KARPODINIS, Konstantinos, George
Inventors: TROPP, James, S.
CALDERON, Paul, D.
VIGNERON, Daniel, Blackburn
CARVAJAL, Lucas, Guillermo
KARPODINIS, Konstantinos, George
Title: DUAL- FREQUENCY ENDO-RECTAL MR RECEIVE-ONLY PROBE
Abstract:
Systems, methods and apparatus are provided through which a compact pod insertable into the rectum for Magnetic Resonance Imaging/Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRI/MRS) examination of the prostate and containing two receive coils, each connected to transmit blocking and pre-tuned trap circuitry which can be superimposed within the pod in close proximity, can, without either circuit interfering with the other, efficiently gather, for imaging and tissue analysis, radio frequency signals emanating from magnetically disturbed nuclei in prostate tissue.