Brachial plexus: MR imaging with a dedicated phased array of surface coils

Cecil E. Hayes*, Jay S. Tsuruda, C. Mark Mathis, Kenneth R. Maravilla, Michel Kliot, Aaron G. Filler

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A phased array of surface coils was constructed for magnetic resonance imaging in three different regions in the brachial plexus. Four-coil subsets of the six-coil array were activated at any given time during imaging in three volunteers. An in vivo estimate of the signal-to-noise ratio (S/N) at three locations in the brachial plexus indicated that the phased-array coil provided a signal-to-noise ratio that was three to six times higher than that of the body coil.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)286-289
Number of pages4
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Brachial plexus, MR
  • Magnetic resonance (MR), coil arrays
  • Magnetic resonance (MR), multicoil imaging
  • Magnetic resonance (MR), surface coils

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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