Patent Number: 6,253,101

Title: Method for the operation of a diagnostic magnetic resonance apparatus

Abstract: In a method for the operation of a diagnostic magnetic resonance apparatus, a number of local antennas are arranged at known positions with respect to a patient support. Before an activation of at least one of the local antennas for imaging, at least one characteristic property of each local antenna is presented in an overview image of a patient on the patient support. Based on this displayed characteristic property, the optimum local antenna or antennas best suited for obtaining a desired image is/are activated for obtaining image data.

Inventors: Seng; Gerhard (Herzogenaurach, DE), Risse; Wolfgang (Erlangen, DE)

Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

International Classification: G01R 33/3415 (20060101); G01R 33/34 (20060101); A61B 5/055 (20060101); G01R 33/28 (20060101); A61B 005/055 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018