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Abstract #3835

Radial Simultaneous Multi Slice Imaging for Marker Tracking

Andreas Reichert1, Axel Joachim Krafft1, and Michael Bock1

1Department of Radiology, Medical Physics, Medical Center ‐ University of Freiburg, Faculty of Medicine, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

The phase-only cross correlation (POCC) algorithm efficiently and accurately detects passive MR markers used as needle guides. In a POCC sequence the marker is automatically detected in two cross-sectional images to continuously visualize the planned needle trajectory during motion. Image acquisition of the marker, however, is very time consuming which degrades the temporal resolution. Here, it is shown that two simultaneously acquired, highly undersampled radial images - together with the consideration of the point-spread-function in the POCC algorithm - can track the marker at substantially shorter acquisition times.

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