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Abstract #1393

Dynamic Cardiac Phantom for Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Ultrasonography

Konrad Werys1, 2, Lukasz Blaszczyk1, 2, Szymon Cygan3

1Institute of Radioelectronics, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland; 2Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Unit, The Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski Institute of Cardiology, Warsaw, Poland; 3Institute of Metrology and Biomedical Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland

Effective diagnostic tools in cardiology are one of the key factors for successful treatment and full recovery. For an evaluation, a proper model of the human heart is essential. We have created a dynamic phantom of the left ventricle to use in ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging, which are the most popular methods in heart diagnosis. Our early studies show that its construction resembles the conditions present in the heart muscle. In the future this model will allow us to prepare and compare different algorithms for the analysis of mechanical parameters and will also be a great training tool for medical imaging personnel.