First 4D Reconstruction of a Beating Heart from MRI (1988)

At the 74th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), we showed the first beating heart ever reconstructed from a living subject (as far as we know) from MRI as poster and video (partly in binocular stereo). The reconstruction was done from 26 MRI slices, each acquired at 12 time instances (data courtesy of Siemens, Erlangen). The following movies are clips of the video.

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For high resolution images, please have a look at the heart of the Visible Human.

References

  1. Karl Heinz Höhne, Michael Bomans, Andreas Pommert, Martin Riemer, Ulf Tiede, Gerd Witte: Dynamic three-dimensional display of the beating heart from four-dimensional MR imaging data. Radiology 169, P (1988), 472. (abstract).

 

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