Ting Song1,2, Alexander I. Bustamante3, Jeffrey A. Stainsby4, Maureen N. Hood2,5, Vincent B. Ho2,5
1GE Healthcare Applied Science Laboratory, Bethesda, MD, United States; 2Radiology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, United States; 3Cardiology, National Navy Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, United States; 4GE Healthcare Applied Science Laboratory, Toronto, ON, Canada; 5Radiology, National Navy Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, United States
This paper presents Centerline Trajectory Mapping (CTM) method as a quantitative tool for characterization of focal and global wall motion abnormalities using long axis views of the left ventricle. Evaluation of CTM with myocardial delayed enhancement imaging and echocardiography with great consistency in wall motion abnormality detection. The proposed method does not add any extra scans to existing clinical cardiac MR routine and can be utilized in retrospective studies.