University of Wisconsin–Madison

3D Magnetic Resonance Myocardial Perfusion and Viability Imaging

This project was led by: Orhan Unal PhD

This project was funded by: Radiology RD

The term of this project was: May 2012 to June 2014

The number of subjects scanned during this project was: 26

This proposal suggests a next generation of accelerated imaging technology for the comprehensive evaluation of myocardial perfusion and viability in patients with known CAD with a fixed defect through the development of new image acquisition and reconstruction methods. These methods will utilize independent and symbiotic acceleration mechanisms of optimized radial trajectories, parallel imaging, and constrained reconstruction, including advanced compressed sensing algorithms. The overall objective of this study is to optimize and validate the feasibility of 3D MR myocardial perfusion and viability imaging in patients with known CAD with a fixed defect in addition to overcoming some of the current difficulties and shortcomings associated with MR myocardial perfusion and viability imaging.