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Abstract #1151

High-Resolution 3D First-Pass Myocardial Perfusion Imaging

Anthony G. Christodoulou1, Haosen Zhang2, Bo Zhao1, Qing Ye2, T. Kevin Hitchens2, Chien Ho2, Zhi-Pei Liang1

1Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States; 2Pittsburgh NMR Center for Biomedical Research, Department of Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

This abstract presents a novel method for performing high-resolution 3D first-pass myocardial perfusion imaging. Parallel imaging and sparse sampling are integrated to vastly improve the temporal resolution of first-pass myocardial perfusion imaging. The method is demonstrated in vivo in rats.