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Abstract #3352

Accelerated Non-Rigid Respiratory Motion Corrected Simultaneous Bright- and Black-Blood 3D Whole-Heart Coronary MR Angiography

Giulia Ginami1, Aurelien Bustin1, Gastao Cruz1, Radhouene Neji1,2, 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 Limited, Frimley, United Kingdom

A novel 3D whole-heart sequence for simultaneous bright- and black-blood coronary angiography (named BOOST) was recently introduced. BOOST alternates the acquisition of two differently magnetization-prepared bright-blood volumes for coronary lumen visualization and from which respiratory motion information can be independently extracted. These datasets are subsequently combined in a PSIR-like reconstruction to obtain a complementary co-registered black-blood volume for thrombus/haemorrhage visualization. BOOST acquisitions, however, require prolonged acquisition times. Here, we accelerate BOOST acquisition by exploiting a variable density Cartesian trajectory that generates incoherent undersampling artefacts. Furthermore, non-rigid respiratory motion correction incorporated in the undersampled reconstruction is exploited for improved sharpness.

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