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Abstract #0484

Cardiac Laminae Structure Dynamics from in-vivo Diffusion Tensor Imaging

Nicolas Toussaint1, Christian T. Stoeck2, Tobias Schaeffter1, Maxime Sermesant3, Sebastian Kozerke, 12

1Imaging Sciences and Biomedical Engineering, King's College London, London, United Kingdom; 2Institute for Biomedical Engineering, University and ETH, Zurich, Switzerland; 3Asclepios Research Group, INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, France

The laminae arrangement within the left ventricle is believed to strongly determine the tissue shearing that allows the muscle contraction. In this work we demonstrate that in-vivo DTI is capable of detecting discrepancies between diastolic and systolic laminae organization that agrees with previously reported histological studies.