Respiratory motion remains a challenge for coronary MR angiography at 3T. Here we propose an inline 2D translational motion correction scheme using an image-based navigator. Low-resolution navigators are acquired at each heartbeat by spatially encoding the start-up echoes of an ECG-gated gradient echo sequence, allowing for 100% scan efficiency. Results from healthy volunteers show that motion correction improves visualization of the right and left anterior descending coronary arteries. The proposed scheme potentially allows for performing a comprehensive diagnosis of coronary artery disease by acquiring both diagnostic and motion information from MR, that can also be used to correct PET data.
|Title of host publication
|Proceedings of the 24th Annual Meeting of ISMRM, Singapore
|Published - 2016