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Abstract #4497

Fast-Track Cardiac Diffusion Tensor Imaging with Compressed Sensing Based on a Novel Circular Cartesian Undersampling

Archontis Giannakidis1, Gerd Melkus2, Jing Liu2, David A. Saloner2, Sharmila Majumdar2, Grant T. Gullberg1, 2

1Radiotracer Development and Imaging Technology, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States; 2Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, United States

A novel 3D Cartesian under-sampling scheme is applied to reduce acquisition time in the Diffusion Tensor MRI of an excised rat heart. Results show that acceleration of factors up to 6 may be achieved without substantial impairment of accuracy.