Pelvic phased array coil: image quality assessment for spin-echo MR imaging.

@article{McCauley1992PelvicPA,
  title={Pelvic phased array coil: image quality assessment for spin-echo MR imaging.},
  author={Thomas R. McCauley and S. J. MARTIN F. MCCARTHY and Robert Charles Lange},
  journal={Magnetic resonance imaging},
  year={1992},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={513-22}
}
The NMR phased array coil (PA) provides improved signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) over that available with the body coil. We evaluated image quality obtained with a pelvic PA compared to that obtained with the body coil for spin-echo imaging. Thirty-three women undergoing clinical pelvic MRI were imaged with the body coil followed by imaging with the PA with the same field-of-view (FOV) in 11 patients, and with a small FOV in 23 patients. Image quality was assessed independently by two radiologists… CONTINUE READING