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Abstract #2941

Training and Testing Environment for MR-Guided Vascular Interventions

Martin Alexander Rube1, Efstratios Kokkalis1, 2, Erwin Immel1, Mariana Gueorguieva1, Roos Eisma3, Andreas Melzer1

1Institute for Medical Science and Technology, University of Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom; 2Institute of Cardiovascular Research, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, NHS Tayside, Dundee, United Kingdom; 3Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification, University of Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom

A novel interventional training and testing environment is being developed to facilitate training of new MR guided vascular interventions as well as testing of novel devices as guidewires, catheters or implants. The environment provides appropriate models in anatomically and clinical relevant conditions with established pulsatile flow. To demonstrate the principle, a catheterization of the femoral artery has been performed with resonant markers for catheter and passive markers for guidewire localization.