A phantom validation of the fastharp pulse sequence

Smita Sampath, Vijay Parthasarathy, Jerry L. Prince

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The FastHARP magnetic resonance imaging pulse sequence, coupled with fast processing, has the potential to measure and display cardiac function in real-time during clinical dobutamine stress tests. In this paper, we present a preliminary validation of the tracking capability of material points using this imaging sequence. Points lying on a mesh embedded in a moving gel phantom are tracked manually using high-resolution images and are simultaneously tracked using HARP tools. The experiment proves that for this particular type of motion actuation, the points tracked in images using the FastHARP sequence followed by fast and automated HARP tracking tools are comparable to results obtained from images acquired in much longer times with very tedious analysis involving manual intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2002 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2002 - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)078037584X
StatePublished - 2002
EventIEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2002 - Washington, United States
Duration: Jul 7 2002Jul 10 2002

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging
ISSN (Print)1945-7928
ISSN (Electronic)1945-8452


OtherIEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2002
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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