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Abstract #3778

A New PVA-Based Dynamic Cardiac Phantom for Evaluation of Functional MR Imaging Methods at 3T

Robert Manzke1, Anja Lutz2, Marcel Schenderlein3, Axel Bornstedt2, Raymond C. Chan4, Klaus Dietmeyer3, Volker Rasche5

1Tomographic Imaging, Philips Research Europe, Hamburg, Germany; 2Dept. of Internal Medicine II, University Hospital Ulm, Germany; 3Inst. Measurement, Control, and Microtechnology, University Ulm, Germany; 4Philips Research North America, Briarcliff Manor, NY, United States; 5Dept. of Internal Medicine II, University Hospital Ulm, Germany

A new PVA-based dynamic cardiac MR phantom is introduced, aiming to enable cross validation of novel tagged and phase contrast MR methods specifically at 3T, aiding the development of clinically relevant functional MR techniques. Examples of phase contrast and tagged images using a 3T system with a 6 element cardiac coil are given.