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Abstract #4458

Small animal myocardial T1 mapping with respiratory motion navigated Look-Locker imaging

Pan-Ki Kim 1 , Joonsung Lee 1 , and Byoung Wook Choi 1

1 Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

The quantification of T1 relaxation time has become an important indicator for diffuse cardiomyopathies. In small animal studies, such as mouse and rat, fast heart beats and respiratory rates are major obstacles to use clinical T1 mapping methods. For small animal T1 mapping, SALLI and mCINE-IR had been reported using the Look-Locker scheme. Since the Look-Locker recovery evolution has to be consistently maintained, the respiratory gating is particularly challenging. In general, the multiple averages were applied to avoid motion artifacts. In this study, respiratory motion navigated Look-Locker imaging (NALLI) was proposed to overcome respiratory motion artifacts for small animal myocardial T1 mapping. To evaluate feasibility, the proposed method was performed for phantoms and a normal mouse.

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