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Abstract #4566

Interleaved PET Data Sorting for Improved Image Quality in Combined PET/MR

Richard Laforest1, Ju-Chieh Cheng1, Agus Priatna2, Man Chun Jeffrey Lau1, Shivak Sharma1, Pamela K. Woodard1

1Radiology, Washington University Medical School, St.Louis, MO, United States; 2Siemens, St.Louis, MO, United States

The abstract will present a novel methodology for sorting cardiac PET gating data applied to cardiac PET/MRI imaging. The proposed technique will improve tradiational PET gating technique for a better temporal match to cardiac CINE MR and improved statistics for individual phase images.