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Abstract #1246

Retrospective Motion-Adapted Smart Averaging for Free-Breathing Cardiac MRI

Alan Christopher O'Connor1,2, Mehdi Hedjazi Moghari1, Peng Hu1, Dana C. Peters1, Warren J. Manning1, Reza Nezafat1, Roger Ware Brockett2

1Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States; 2SEAS, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States

Navigator gating is an accepted method for reducing the effect of respiratory motion in cardiac MRI; however, it does not exploit the fact that different spatial frequencies are more or less sensitive to the respiratory motion. We present a smart motion-adapted averaging method that retrospectively corrects for respiratory motion by combining data from k-space lines of multiple acquisitions using weights determined by the navigator signal.