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Abstract #4716

Volume Tracking - A Novel Method for Visualization and Quantification of Cardiac Blood Flow

Johannes Tger1, Hkan Arheden1, Gustaf Sderlind2, Einar Heiberg1

1Clinical Physiology, Lund, Skne, Sweden; 2Mathematics, Numerical Analysis, Lund, Skne, Sweden

The detailed interactions between blood, myocardium, valves and vessels are still incompletely understood. Although three-dimensional, time-resolved Phase Contrast MRI promises greater insights into cardiac blood flow, no single solution to the visualization problem exists. In this study Volume Tracking, a novel method for visualization and quantification of cardiac blood flow is developed and validated.