What are surface coils in the MRI

Technical overview: From dedicated MRI to whole-body MRI with fast imaging methods

09/01/2004 | Whole body MRI | Edition 9/2004

The Radiologist> Issue 9/2004
Dr. P. Kreisler


Since the introduction of MRI in clinical diagnostics, the process has been continuously developed. This affects the hardware of the systems as well as, to a large extent, the software and the investigation techniques. This article shows the main development steps in coil technology, starting with linearly polarized surface coils, through array and matrix coils. Together with the steadily increasing efficiency of the gradient systems and the further developments in the field of measurement sequences, MRT has now reached a very high level that combines excellent image quality with high resolution in comparatively short examination times - for the whole body from head to toe.

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Technical overview: From dedicated MRI to whole-body MRI with fast imaging methods
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The Radiologist Journal of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Nuclear Medicine
Edition 9/2004
Print ISSN: 0033-832X
Electronic ISSN: 1432-2102
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