Reza Arsanjani

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In this work we automatically segment the left ventricle (LV) in cardiac MR images in the end-diastole (ED) and end-systole (ES) phases using a novel approach that combines statistical and deterministic deformable models. A 3D Active Appearance Model (AAM) is used to segment the ED phase. The AAM texture model is trained on radial samples from gradient(More)
PURPOSE To achieve whole-heart coronary magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) with (1.0 mm)(3) spatial resolution and 5 min of free-breathing scan time. METHODS We used an electrocardiograph-gated, T2-prepared and fat-saturated balanced steady state free precession sequence with 3DPR trajectory for free-breathing data acquisition with 100% gating(More)
Peptide toxins are invaluable tools for studying the structure and physiology of ion channels. Pseudechetoxin (PsTx) is the first known peptide toxin that targets cyclic nucleotide-gated (CNG) ion channels, which play a critical role in sensory transduction in the visual and olfactory systems. PsTx inhibited channel currents at low nM concentrations when(More)
PURPOSE Subendocardial dark-rim artifacts (DRAs) remain a major concern in first-pass perfusion (FPP) myocardial MRI and may lower the diagnostic accuracy for detection of ischemia. A major source of DRAs is the "Gibbs ringing" effect. We propose an optimized radial acquisition strategy aimed at eliminating ringing-induced DRAs in FPP. THEORY AND METHODS(More)
PURPOSE To develop a cardiac and respiratory self-gated four-dimensional (4D) coronary MRA technique for simultaneous cardiac anatomy and function visualization. METHODS A contrast-enhanced, ungated spoiled gradient echo sequence with self-gating (SG) and 3DPR trajectory was used for image acquisition. Data were retrospectively binned into different(More)
PURPOSE Establishing a high-resolution non-ECG-gated first-pass perfusion (FPP) cardiac MRI technique may improve accessibility and diagnostic capability of FPP imaging. We propose a non-ECG-gated FPP imaging technique using continuous magnetization-driven golden-angle radial acquisition. The main purpose of this preliminary study is to evaluate whether, in(More)
PURPOSE To develop and test the feasibility of a new method for non-ECG-gated first-pass perfusion (FPP) cardiac MR capable of imaging multiple short-axis slices at the same systolic cardiac phase. METHODS A magnetization-driven pulse sequence was developed for non-ECG-gated FPP imaging without saturation-recovery preparation using continuous(More)