Surface coil phased arrays for high-resolution imaging of the carotid arteries.

@article{Hayes1996SurfaceCP,
  title={Surface coil phased arrays for high-resolution imaging of the carotid arteries.},
  author={Cecil Edward Hayes and Clinton M Mathis and Chun Yuan},
  journal={Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI},
  year={1996},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={
          109-12
        }
}
An MR phased-array coil assembly was developed to obtain high-resolution images of atherosclerotic plaques in the carotid artery. Images of volunteers and patients obtained by using alternative coil designs provided a subjective assessment of the coils' performance, field of view, ease of use, and susceptibility to motion artifacts. A quantitative measurement performed on a phantom indicated that a two-coil phased-array design should produce a 37% better signal-to-noise ratio at the carotids… CONTINUE READING
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