Radio-frequency probe for 1H decoupled 31P MRS of the head and neck region

D. Klomp, D. Collins, H. van den Boogert, A. Schwarz, M. Rijpkema, T. Prock, G. Payne, M. Leach and A. Heerschap

Department of Radiology, University Medical Center St. Radboud, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
Jun, 2001



For optimal performance of 31P MRS at 1.5 Tesla, the use of a double resonant probe is essential to enable the application of 1H decoupling and Nuclear Overhauser Enhancement. This note describes the design, evaluation and safety validation of a versatile and compact probe optimized for 1H decoupled 31P MRS studies of tumors close to the surface of the body, in particular the head and neck region.

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