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Abstract #1800

Ground Truth Evaluation of One Touch Cardiac Imaging

Robert D. Darrow1, Vivek Vaidya2, Rakesh Mullick2, Ambey Govenkar3, Vincent B. Ho4, Maggie Fung5, Biju Varghese5, Thomas K. Foo1

1MRI Laboratory, GE Global Research Center, Niskayuna, NY, USA; 2Imaging Technologies, GE Global Research Center, Bangalore, India; 3Extenprise, Inc., Pune, India; 4Department of Radiological Sciences, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, USA; 5GE Healthcare, Waukesha, WI, USA

Traditionally, a skilled operator is required to perform a complex procedure such as a cardiac MR examination. The One Touch Cardiac (OTC) system, with cardiac feature recognition and intelligent scan subsystem, is capable of automatic acquisition of short-axis and long-axis slices, a critical component of a cardiac MR exam. With a single button push, it acquires a set of short-axis cardiac CINE images in about 7 minutes. Using OTC, cardiac images were collected from healthy volunteers, and scored by a cardiac radiologist. The scored accuracy of the system showed it is capable of producing images of diagnostic quality.