Abbas N. Moghaddam1,2, Khaled Z.
Abd-Elmoniem3, Golanz Heidari1, Stefan Ruehm1,
J. Paul Finn1
1David Geffen School of Medicine,
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, United States; 2Biomedical Engineering,
Polytechnique University, Tehran, Iran; 3National Institute of
Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of
Health, Bethesda, MD, United States
Assessment of local contractility of the left ventricle complements global functional parameters such as cardiac output and ejection fraction. The local contraction of the LV is quantifiable by its circumferential strain. We have shown that radial tagging facilitates the extraction of this parameter directly from the k-Space data if the density of the radial taglines is sufficiently high . In this study, we present our initial findings on the performance of this approach and validity of the results.