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Abstract #3828

Real-Time Cardiac MRI Using a Golden-Ratio-Ordered Spiral Trajectory and Self-Consistent Parallel Imaging

Holden H. Wu1, 2, Dwight G. Nishimura3

1Radiological Sciences, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, United States; 2Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States; 3Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States

A new real-time cardiac MRI technique combining the advantages of spiral imaging with flexible golden-ratio acquisition ordering and acceleration from self-consistent parallel imaging is presented in this work. The scan acceleration achieved by the proposed technique is used to acquire free-breathing real-time images at a relatively high in-plane resolution of 1.6 mm and expanded field of view of 40 cm. Adequate temporal resolution is maintained to visualize cardiac and respiratory motion.