NEMA MS 6 8th Edition, January 1, 2008
Determination of Signal-to-Noise Ratio and Image Uniformity for Single-Channel Non-Volume Coils in Diagnostic MR Imaging
Includes all amendments and changes through Reaffirmation Notice , 2014
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Published By:National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
This standards publication defines test methods for measuring the signal-to-noise ratio and image uniformity of MR images produced using special purpose single-channel non-volume coils or a single channel of an array coil.. ("surface coils"). These methods are applicable to both receive-only and transmit-receive RF coils. This document does not address the use of general head and body coils, special purpose single-channel volume coils (see MS 1 and MS 3), or analysis of data from coils that require multiple receiver channels for operation (array coils, see MS 9).