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1. (WO2018045032) EXTERNAL RF COIL FOR HIGH RESOLUTION MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING OF THE PROSTATE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/045032    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/049380
Publication Date: Fri Mar 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Aug 31 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A61B 5/055
A61B 6/08
G01N 24/08
G01V 3/00
Applicants: BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
Inventors: LENKINSKI, Robert, E.
IVANISHEV, Alexander
HULSEY, Keith, M.
PEDROSA, Ivan
ROFSKY, Neil
COSTA, Daniel
Title: EXTERNAL RF COIL FOR HIGH RESOLUTION MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING OF THE PROSTATE
Abstract:
The present invention includes an apparatus and method for external magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy of a prostate comprising: one or more radio frequency (RF) coils adapted to externally image the prostate, wherein the one or more RF coils are sized and shaped to fit within the perineum area of a subject allowing the placement of the one or more RF coils on the perineum, wherein the one or more RF coils are positioned perpendicular to the prostate; and a processor connected to the radio frequency (RF) coils adapted to measure at a resonance frequency of a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner or a spectrophotometer, wherein a signal received by the one or more RF coils is used to generate an image of the prostate during magnetic imaging.