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Abstract #3906

A Simple Noncontrast FBI Technique for Peripheral Run-Offs: Development of Automatic Algorithm to Find Systolic and Diastolic Triggering Delays

Mitsue Miyazaki1, 2, Naoyuki Furudate2, Jill S. Chotiyanonta1, Akiyoshi Yamamoto3, Katsumi Nakamura3

1MRI, Toshiba Medical Research Institute, Vernon Hills, IL, United States; 2Toshiba Medical Systems Corp., Otawara, Tochigi, Japan; 3Tobata Kyoritsu Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan

In noncontrast FBI run-off MRA, finding the systolic and diastolic ECG triggering delay times is an important factor to influence the resulting FBI images. A simple auto-ECG algorithm using heart rate was developed to determine the systolic and diastolic triggering delay times. The result of the auto-ECG and the manual ECG-prep method gives similar image quality in all 12 volunteers. In addition, the total operator examination time for three-station run-offs was tremendously improved using the auto-ECG.