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In this paper we present a benchmarking framework for the validation of cardiac motion analysis algorithms. The reported methods are the response to an open challenge that was issued to the medical imaging community through a MICCAI workshop. The database included magnetic resonance (MR) and 3D ultrasound (3DUS) datasets from a dynamic phantom and 15(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was the quantification of myocardial motion from 3D tissue phase mapped (TPM) CMR. Recent work on myocardial motion quantification by TPM has been focussed on multi-slice 2D acquisitions thus excluding motion information from large regions of the left ventricle. Volumetric motion assessment appears an important next(More)
Until now, a three-directional velocity field has mostly been obtained by velocity encoding in three directions, which is very time-consuming and hence not usually used in clinical routine. We show the feasibility of combining in-plane tagging with through-plane tissue phase mapping (TPM) to encode a three-directional velocity field at 3 T with reduced(More)
Methods 12 volunteers (30±8 years) and 3 patients (41±11 years) were investigated at a 3T whole body MR scanner (Achieva, Philips) with a 32 channel coil. The patients suffer from DCM, asynchrony and/or LBBB. A velocity encoded navigated segmented gradient echo sequence was applied in the apical, equatorial and basal slice. Acquisition parameters:(More)
The objective was to improve the temporal resolution in black-blood CINE tissue phase mapping sequences at high field MR systems. The temporal resolution is limited due to SAR constraints causing idle times into the sequence. The aim was to avoid these idle times and therefore providing an increased number of heart phases. Thirteen volunteers were enrolled(More)
To investigate the feasibility of MRI for non-invasive assessment of the coronary sinus (CS) and the number and course of its major tributaries in heart failure patients. Fourteen non-ischaemic heart failure patients scheduled for cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) underwent additional whole-heart coronary venography. MRI was performed 1 day before(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to investigate the impact of sensitivity encoding on the quantitative assessment of cardiac motion in black blood cine tissue phase mapping (TPM) sequences. Up to now whole volume coverage of the heart is still limited by the long acquisition times. Therefore, a significant increase in imaging speed without(More)
Methods 11 Volunteers (30±8 years) and 3 patients (41±11 years) were investigated at a 3T whole body MR scanner (Achieva, Philips) with a 32 channel cardiac coil. The patients suffered from DCM, asynchrony and/or LBBB. A velocity encoded (TPM) navigated segmented gradient echo sequence was applied in the apical, equatorial and basal slice. The acquisition(More)
Methods 12 volunteers (26±7 years) and 2 patients (46, DCM/29, LBBB) were investigated at a 3T whole body MR scanner (Achieva, Philips) with a 32 channel cardiac coil. A 3D black blood velocity encoded navigated segmented gradient echo sequence (3D-TPM) was applied for whole heart coverage. The acquisition parameters were: FOV=380mm, isotropic resolution of(More)