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16-channel Knee coil fits more patients and provides better images

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MRI NetForum Team Philips Healthcare Philips Global



 The new 16-channel SENSE Knee coil for <br>Achieva 1.5T and 3.0T
The new 16-channel SENSE Knee coil for
Achieva 1.5T and 3.0T

Wide coil aperture accommodates more patients

The new 16-channel SENSE Knee coil has an ergonomic design with a special ramped insert to comfortably support patients. The coil's 15-cm aperture is wider than that of the 8-channel Knee coil to also fit patients with heavy muscularity or obesity.

Better imaging results

Positioning is made easier with the 16-channel SENSE Knee coil, as its feet-head coverage of 18 cm is larger by approximately 2 cm (1 inch). This makes positioning in FH direction less critical for obtaining good signal in the complete FOV.

The coil consists of two overlapping rings of 8 elements each, so it enables use of SENSE parallel imaging in all directions. This particularly benefits sagittal fat suppressed scans as using FH SENSE avoids AP artifacts of the popliteal artery without scan time penalties.


 SPIR
SPIR
Note the excellent fat suppression in this knee.
FH phase encoding minimizes pulsation artifacts
through the joint, SENSE factor 2 in FH direction
enables 2 NSA without adding scan time.
Achieva 1.5T, 0.4 x 0.54 x 4 mm voxels,
5 min. scan time.


 PD PD SPIR
PD
PD SPIR
Obese patient's knee at 1.5T. The coil's wide aperture allows obese patient scanning. Sagittal scan 0.35 x 0.47 x 3 mm voxels, 2:51 min. Transverse scan 0.55 x 0.77 x 3 mm voxels, 3:38 min. Courtesy of Radiologisches Zentrum Speyer.

Philips RF coils bring out the best in your MR system

The 16-channel SENSE Knee coil is available for Achieva 1.5T at release 2.6.3.4 or higher. The 3.0T version will be a transmit/receive coil compatible with Achieva 3.0T at release R3.2 or higher.




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