Usefulness of the Technique of Collecting Signals by Selecting Elements from RF Receive Phase Array Coil in Magnetic Resonance Imaging

자기공명영상검사 시 Array coil에서 element를 선택하여 신호를 수집하는 기법의 유용성

  • 최관우 (서울아산병원 영상의학과) ;
  • 손순룡 (원광보건대학교 방사선과)
  • Received : 2018.02.06
  • Accepted : 2018.02.22
  • Published : 2018.06.28


In this study, we investigated the signal intensity changes by activating all and partially selected coil elements as a way to increase the SNR in a single region MR imaging. Two cylindrical fluid phantoms were placed side by side in a phase array coil and MRI scans were repeated by turning on the entire elements and selected elements. As a result, on both of the T1 and T2 weighted images signal intensities were significantly increased by 5.49% and 14.64%, respectively. In conclusion, if only a single region was to be imaged, selecting appropriate elements and collecting signals only from them could easily improve image qualities and signal intensities.

본 연구는 자기공명영상에서 array coil을 이용한 부분영역의 영상화 시 SNR을 증가시킬 수 있는 방안으로 element를 선택하여 신호를 수집하는 기법의 유용성에 대해 알아보고자 하였다. 연구방법은 array coil에 두 개의 원통형 fluid phantom을 나란히 위치시킨 다음, 부분영역인 한 개의 fluid phantom 영상화 시 element 전체를 사용하여 신호를 수집하는 경우와 선택한 경우로 나누어 SNR을 비교하였다. 연구결과, T1, T2 강조영상 모두 element를 선택하여 신호를 수집하는 경우가 전체를 사용한 경우보다 T1강조영상은 5.49%, T2강조영상은 14.64% 유의하게 증가하였다. 결론적으로 array coil을 이용한 부분영역의 영상화 시 element를 선택하여 신호를 수집하면 손쉽게 SNR을 증가시킬 수 있으리라 판단된다.


Supported by : 원광보건대학교


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