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Accelerated self-gated UTE of murine heart
© de Graaf et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2014
- Published: 16 January 2014
- Compress Sense
- Mouse Heart
- Compress Sense Reconstruction
- Cine Acquisition
- Radial Acquisition
Sequences with ultra-short echo time (UTE) are popular for their ability to measure tissue components with short T2*. For cardiac applications, UTE MRI was recently employed to detect fibrosis after myocardial infarction  and diffuse fibrosis during progression to heart failure . Here we introduce a self-gated UTE MRI sequence for the mouse heart with golden-angle radial acquisition and compressed sensing (CS) reconstruction.
6X undersampled UTE Cine acquisition of the mouse heart was achieved with high image quality and without significantly compromising the determination of cardiac functional parameters. Whole heart coverage can be obtained in less than 8 min.
This research is funded by the Imaging Science & Technology group Eindhoven.
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