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1. (WO2016059190) RECEIVE COIL UNIT WITH INTEGRATED NOISE ANTENNAS AND MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING SYSTEM WITH SUCH A RECEIVE COIL UNIT

Pub. No.:    WO/2016/059190    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2015/073952
Publication Date: Fri Apr 22 01:59:59 CEST 2016 International Filing Date: Sat Oct 17 01:59:59 CEST 2015
IPC: G01R 33/36
G01R 33/565
G01R 33/3415
G01R 33/422
Applicants: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
Inventors: LEUSSLER, Christoph
WIRTZ, Daniel
Title: RECEIVE COIL UNIT WITH INTEGRATED NOISE ANTENNAS AND MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING SYSTEM WITH SUCH A RECEIVE COIL UNIT
Abstract:
The present invention provides a receive coil unit (140) comprising a receive coil array (142) for use in a magnetic resonance imaging system (110) with multiple antenna units (144) sensitive to magnetic resonance signals, i.e. antenna units (144) sensitive to B-field signals, whereby each antenna unit (144) comprises a coil element (146) sensitive to B-field signals, and each antenna unit (144) comprises an E-field antenna (148) sensitive to E-field signals. The present invention also provides a magnetic resonance imaging system (110) comprising a receive coil unit (140) with a receive coil array (142) having multiple antenna units (144) sensitive to magnetic resonance signals, i.e. antenna units (144) sensitive to B-field signals, whereby the receive coil unit (140) is provided as a receive coil unit (140) as specified above. Still further, the present invention provides a method for magnetic resonance imaging comprising the steps of providing a receive coil unit (140) comprising a receive coil array (142) for use in a magnetic resonance imaging system (110) with multiple antenna units (144) sensitive to magnetic resonance signals, i.e. antenna units (144) sensitive to B-field signals, whereby each antenna unit (144) comprises a coil element (146) sensitive to B-field signals, and each antenna unit (144) comprises an E-field antenna (148) sensitive to E-field signals, and performing de-noising of the B-field signals received from the coil elements (146) of the receive coil unit (140) by filtering noise signals, as received from the E-field antenna (148), from the B-field signals.