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Abstract #1650

Combining 2D DENSE and SENC to Calculate the 3D Strain Tensor

Epstein F, Zhong X, Hess A, Meintjes E, Spottiswoode B
University of Virginia, University of Virginia

This study presents the methodology for combining cine DENSE and cine SENC acquisitions to form an intramyocardial 3D strain tensor. The outcome is a single slice of strain data produced by combining two adjacent image planes of two dimensional cine DENSE with a single cine SENC acquisition. The technique was evaluated in four volunteers.