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Abstract #1545

An anthropomorphic MR phantom of the gravid abdomen including the uterus, placenta, fetus and fetal brain.

Pablo Garcia-Polo 1 , Borjan Gagoski 2 , Bastien Guerin 3 , Eric Gale 3 , Elfar Adalsteinsson 4,5 , P. Ellen Grant 2 , and Lawrence L. Wald 3,5

1 Martinos Center, MGH, M+Visin Advanced Fellowship, Charlestown, MA, United States, 2 Fetal-Neonatal Neuroimaging & Developmental Science Center, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 3 Department of Radiology, A. A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States, 4 Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 5 Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Despite the importance of fetal brain development and the potential for fetal interventions, MRI is limited in its ability to assess fetal brain structure and physiology. The tremendous developments in accelerated parallel imaging, motion mitigated fast structural imaging as well as diffusion, perfusion and spectroscopy suggest that MRI is well placed to aid fetal healthcare, if these methods could be transferred and optimized for the specific issues of fetal imaging. A realistic anthropomorphic phantom of the gravid abdomen provides an important optimization platform to develop this technology for this sensitive patient population. We demonstrate a 5 compartment phantom with a floating fetus to aid coil and sequence development.

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