Hyperpolarized 13C MRS surface coil: design and signal-to-noise ratio estimation.

  title={Hyperpolarized 13C MRS surface coil: design and signal-to-noise ratio estimation.},
  author={Giulio Giovannetti and Francesca Frijia and Luca Menichetti and Matteo Milanesi and Jan Henrik Ardenkjaer-Larsen and Daniele de Marchi and Valentina Hartwig and Vincenzo Positano and Luigi Landini and Massimo Lombardi and Maria Filomena Santarelli},
  journal={Medical physics},
  volume={37 10},
PURPOSE Hyperpolarized carbon-13 magnetic resonance spectroscopy is a novel and powerful tool for exploring the metabolic state of tissue, but a number of technological problems still limit this technology and need innovative solutions. In particular, the low molar concentration of derivate metabolites give rise to low signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), which makes the design and development of dedicated RF coils a task of fundamental importance. In this article, the authors describe the simulation… CONTINUE READING