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Abstract #3349

Simultaneous acquisition of motion-corrected coronary MRA and respiratory-resolved attenuation maps for whole-heart PET-MR imaging

Camila Munoz1, Radhouene Neji2, Gastao Cruz1, René M Botnar1, and Claudia Prieto1

1School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences, King's College London, London, United Kingdom, 2MR Research Collaborations, Siemens Healthcare, Frimley, United Kingdom

Motion-compensated attenuation correction is fundamental for accurate quantification in cardiac PET imaging. Here we propose a dual-echo water/fat coronary MR angiography acquisition with a motion-corrected reconstruction framework that simultaneously allows visualisation of the coronary anatomy and produces respiratory-resolved high-resolution attenuation maps. Results from healthy subjects show that the motion correction approach improves vessel contrast and sharpness compared to uncorrected water/fat images. Additionally, respiratory-resolved attenuation maps were obtained from motion fields and water/fat images with good tissue contrast. The proposed scheme can potentially be used for accurate and highly efficient whole-heart motion-corrected cardiac PET-MR imaging ensuring alignment between emission PET, attenuation maps and diagnostic MR data.

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