Custom-Fitted 16-Channel Bilateral Breast Coil
MR receive coils with a higher number of channels generate images with higher signal-to-noise ratio and allow for accelerated imaging. In 2009, we constructed a 16-channel fitted breast coil, compared it to a standard 8-channel coil, and demonstrated these improvements in vivo. Commercial 16-channel coils are now available, and are becoming the standard for breast MRI.
Nnewihe A, Grafendorfer T, Daniel BL, Calderon P, Alley MT, Robb F, Hargreaves B. Custom-fitted 16-channel bilateral breast coil for bidirectional parallel imaging. Magn Reson Med. 2011 Jul;66(1):281-9.
Anderson Nnewihe is an alumnus of the BMR group