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Abstract #3267

Contact- free diaphragm navigation using the scatter of a parallel transmit coil at 7T

Aaron Timothy Hess1 and Matthew D Robson1

1Oxford Centre for Clinical Magnetic Resonance Research (OCMR), University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

A method is presented to measure respiratory motion in mm units based on the scatter of a parallel transmit coil. The respiratory changes in scatter are observed by the local SAR monitor and converted into a respiratory measure through a calibration phase. The newly described measure was compared to the diaphragm position measured in MR images. The standard deviation of the difference between the two was 1.1±0.4 mm across six volunteers. The method was implemented into a free breathing cardiac cine which showed no respiratory artefact when used to gate.

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