Use of respiratory biofeedback and CLAWS for increased navigator efficiency for imaging the thoracic aorta.

@article{Jhooti2011UseOR,
  title={Use of respiratory biofeedback and CLAWS for increased navigator efficiency for imaging the thoracic aorta.},
  author={Permi Jhooti and Tanja Haas and Nadine Kawel and Jens Bremerich and Jennifer Keegan and Klaus Scheffler},
  journal={Magnetic resonance in medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={66 6},
  pages={1666-73}
}
A novel technique to guide a subjects' breathing pattern using a respiratory biofeedback (rBF) "game" to improve respiratory efficiency is presented. The continuously adaptive windowing strategy, a fully automatic and highly efficient free-breathing navigator gated technique, is used to acquire the data as it ensures that all potential navigator acceptance windows are possible. This enables the rBF to be fully adaptable to a subject's respiratory pattern. Images of the thoracic aorta acquired… CONTINUE READING