Local Multi-Channel RF Surface Coil versus Body RF Coil Transmission for Cardiac Magnetic Resonance at 3 Tesla: Which Configuration Is Winning the Game?

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Weinberger, Oliver; Winter, Lukas; Dieringer, Matthias A.; Els, Antje; Oezerdem, Celal; Rieger, Jan; Kuehne, Andre; Cassara, Antonino M.; Pfeiffer, Harald; Wetterling, Friedrich; Niendorf, Thoralf;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 11,issue 9 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5012568, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0161863
  • Subject: Research Article | Electromagnetism | Anatomy | Mathematics | Cardiovascular Anatomy | Cardiac Ventricles | Simulation and Modeling | Physical Sciences | Optimization | Technology Platforms | Physics | Data Acquisition | Biology and Life Sciences | Computer and Information Sciences | Materials Science | Research and Analysis Methods | Medicine | Heart | Q | R | Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases | Imaging Techniques | Electromagnetic Fields | Science | Materials by Attribute | Medicine and Health Sciences | Conductors

INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the feasibility and efficiency of cardiac MR at 3 Tesla using local four-channel RF coil transmission and benchmark it against large volume body RF coil excitation. METHODS: Electromagnetic field simulations are... View more
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