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Abstract #2018

Validation of Fully Automatic SegmenTal Relaxometry (FASTR) in patients post myocardial infarction

Venkat Ramanan1, Idan Roifman2, Xiuling Qi1, LaBonny Biswas1, Graham Wright1,3, and Nilesh Ghugre1,3

1Physical Sciences Platform, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada, 2Cardiology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada, 3Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

T1 mapping has started to be used for both diffuse and focal diseases of the heart and recently in multi-slice mode to investigate the regional (segmental) variations in T1 and ECV. The processing usually involves contouring the endo and epicardial boundaries manually, which could be cumbersome especially for high-volume studies. Recently, we presented a fully automatic approach (FASTR), to calculate T1 and ECV values segment-wise. Here we present the initial validation of our technique in patients post myocardial infarction. FASTR is comparable to an expert-driven contour and has low bias and similar variability in comparison to inter-observer analysis.

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