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Respiratory motion navigated Look-Locker imaging for small animal myocardial T1mapping
© Kim et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2015
- Published: 3 February 2015
- Cardiac Cycle
- Small Animal
- Respiratory Motion
- Phantom Study
- Respiratory Motion Artifact
The quantification of T1 relaxation time has become an important indicator for diffuse cardiomyopathies. In small animal studies, such as mouse and rat, fast heart beats and respiratory rates are major obstacles to use clinical T1 mapping methods. For small animal T1 mapping, SALLI(Messroghli DR et al., 2011) and mCINE-IR(Smit H et al., 2014) had been reported using the Look-Locker scheme. Since the Look-Locker recovery evolution has to be consistently maintained, the respiratory gating is particularly challenging. In general, the multiple averages were applied to avoid motion artifacts. In this study, respiratory motion navigated Look-Locker imaging (NALLI) was proposed to overcome respiratory motion artifacts for small animal myocardial T1 mapping. To evaluate feasibility, the proposed method was performed for phantoms and a normal mouse.
The proposed NALLI method can be provided the higher motion robustness and accuracy T1 map for small animal myocardium without additional measurement required
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