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.