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Abstract #0872

A New Approach to Respiratory Motion Compensation for Steady-state Free Precession Cine Imaging

Mehdi H Moghari 1 , Rukmini Komarlu 1 , David Annese 1 , Tal Geva 1 , and Andrew J Powell 1

1 Department of Cardiology, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, United States

We developed a novel respiratory motion compensation method utilizing a pencil-beam diaphragmatic navigator for free-breathing steady-state free precession imaging of the heart. Image quality and volumetric data with this method was comparable to the standard breath-hold technique and superior to the multiple signal averages approach in patients.

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