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Abstract #1241

Design, Implementation, Application and Evaluation of a MR Compatible Left Ventricle Model

Matthias Alexander Dieringer1, 2, Thiago de Quadros1, 2, Jan Hentschel1, Werner Hoffmann3, Thoralf Niendorf1, 2, Jeanette Schulz-Menger, 12

1Berlin Ultrahigh Field Facility, Max-Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany; 2Experimental and Clinical Research Center (ECRC), Charit Campus Buch, Humboldt-University, Berlin, Germany; 3Metrology in Medicine, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Berlin, Germany

The development and validation of MR sequences require a high degree of reproducibility including phantom experiments that mimic in vivo. This study demonstrates the design, implementation, application and evaluation of a comprehensive left ventricle model. The model is designed to resemble motion patterns and flow dynamics of a beating heart, as well as signal characteristics and relaxation times of myocardial tissue.