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A method for simultaneously receiving a different NMR response signal from each of a plurality of closely-spaced surface coils, first provides an array of a plurality of the surface coils, each positioned so as to have substantially no interaction with all adjacent surface coils. A different NMR response signal is received from an associated portion of the sample enclosed within an imaging volume defined by the array. Each different NMR response signal is used to construct a different one of a like plurality of NMR images of the sample, with the plurality of different images then being combined, on a point-by-point basis, to produce a single composite NMR image of a total sample portion from which NMR response signal contribution was received by any of the array of surface coils. Interactions between non-adjacent surface coils are minimized by coupling each onto an associated preamplifier.

Title
Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) imaging with multiple surface coils
Application Number
7/130046
Publication Number
4825162
Application Date
December 7, 1987
Publication Date
April 25, 1989
Inventor
William A Edelstein
Schenectady
NY, US
Bernard Roemer
Schenectady
NY, US
Agent
Marvin Snyder
James C Davis Jr
Geoffrey H Krauss
Assignee
General Electric Company
NY, US
IPC
G01R 33/20
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