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Abstract #2557

Real Time MRI for Guidance of Electrophysiological Interventions Using Carbon Catheters

Peter Nordbeck1,2, Oliver Ritter1, Florian Fidler3, Marcus Warmuth2, Karl-Heinz Hiller3, Matthias Nahrendorf4, Michelle Maxfield5, Sabine Wurtz5, Wolfgang Geistert5, Peter M. Jakob2, Wolfgang R. Bauer1

1Medizinische Klinik I, Universitt Wrzburg, Wrzburg, Germany; 2Experimentelle Physik V, Universitt Wrzburg, Wrzburg, Germany; 3Forschungszentrum MRB, Wrzburg, Germany; 4Center for Molecular Imaging Research, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA; 5Biotronik GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin, Germany

MRI has been proposed a beneficial imaging modality for investigations and interventions in clinical electrophysiology (EP). Recently, first successful diagnostic EP investigations under real time MRI guidance have been reported. In the current work, a custom setup including MR conditional catheters was used to perform interventional EP studies in a porcine model under real time MRI guidance, including initial experiments of post-procedural lesion mapping.