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Abstract #2537

Advanced multi-GPU-based MR simulations (MRISIMUL) on realistic human anatomical models (XCAT)

Christos G. Xanthis1,2, Panagiotis G. Papadimitroulas3, George C. Kagadis3, and Anthony H. Aletras1,4

1Lund Cardiac MR Group, Department of Clinical Physiology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden, 2Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics, University of Thessaly, Lamia, Greece, 3Department of Medical Physics, School of Medicine, University of Patras, Patras, Greece, 4Laboratory of Medical Informatics, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

In the past, MR simulations were usually confined to incorporation of simplified anatomical models of limited realism and/or simulations of basic MR physics concepts only. The purpose of this study was the incorporation of the XCAT anatomical phantom in MRISIMUL, a high performance multi-GPU simulation platform. Two different CMR applications were studied: the first for heart morphology evaluation and the second for T1 mapping of the heart. Results showed that the incorporation of realistic human anatomical models in a high performance MR simulation platform may benefit the design and optimization of MR protocols and pulse sequences in the future.

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