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Abstract #3813

Mapping Myocardial Mechanical Activation by MRI Tagging and HARP

Martina Marinelli1,2, Piergiorgio Masci2, Daniele De Marchi2, Massimo Lomabrdi2, Luigi Landini2,3, Vincenzo Positano2

1Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy; 2MRI Lab, G. Monasterio Foundation and Institute of Clinical Physiology, CNR, Pisa, Italy; 3Department of Information Engineering, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

Non invasive evaluation of heart mechanical dyssynchrony is important in diagnosis and follow-up of dilated cardiomyopathy. In this study we present a MR tagging-HARP method for myocardial mechanical activation monitoring. Feasibility of the proposed approach was tested on small subject population.