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Abstract #2975

ContinuousLy Adaptive Windowing Strategy (CLAWS) for Real Time Reduction of Motion Artefacts

Jhooti P, Firmin D
Royal Brompton Hospital

Cardiac imaging is still limited by the impact of respiratory artefacts on image quality. Techniques exist to try to limit the problem but the variable nature of breathing ensures inconsistencies in their performance. ContinuousLy Adaptive Windowing Strategy (CLAWS ) is a very robust technique against motion and allows images to be constructed as soon as possible with a further real time reduction of artefacts. The operator may terminate data acquisition earlier in the knowledge that the best image possible at this time will be available. CLAWS is appropriate for any imaging situation in which data acquisition is limited by motion.