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Abstract #1901

The KLT Filter as a Method of "Smart Averaging" to Improve SNR in Real-Time Cine MRI

Yu Ding1, Yiu-cho Chung2, Orlando P. Simonetti1

1The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA; 2Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., Columbus, OH, USA

We propose here a combination of the Karhunen-Loeve Transform filter and prolonged data acquisition to improve the SNR of dynamic cardiac MR images. The temporal redundancy of real-time cardiac MR images increases with the number of cardiac cycles included, which can improve the performance of the KLT filter. In vivo experimental study showed that it is a practical way to recover SNR.