Experts provide a comprehensive overview of approaches to address cardiac and respiratory gating in PET and MRI in rodent models.

In this webinar, experts will discuss the various implementations developed to address cardiac and respiratory gating in MRI and PET. Prospective and retrospective gating methods will be explained. The speakers will further introduce the self-gated approach, IntraGATE, pointing out the principle of operation and main advantages gained using this technique. Utilizing further the IntraGATE derived information from MR images, the speakers will show the benefits in linking this information to PET in simultaneously acquired cardiac PET/MR acquisitions in rodents.

Building on the principle of exploiting the MR navigator signal to derive details on the cardiac and respiratory motions, the concept of spatially resolved navigators, using PolyGATE, is presented for imaging multiple animals simultaneously. Retrospective gating will greatly enhance the accuracy and applicability of simultaneously acquired cardiac PET/MRI in rodents.

Key Topics Include:

  • Cardiac and respiratory gating in cardiac imaging
  • Simultaneously acquired cardiac PET/MRI in rodents
  • IntraGATE: a self-gating approach, principle and its use for simultaneous PET/MRI acquisitions
  • PolyGATE: a self-gating approach using spatially resolved navigator
  • Dedicated Cardiac PET and MRI analysis tools in PMOD
  • How to streamline your Cardiac PET/MRI analysis workflow
  • PMOD’s new Artificial Intelligence (AI) framework


Biomedical Engineer
Biomedical MRI group/ MoSAIC
Katholieke Universiteit (KU) Leuven

Matic Pusovnik is a biomedical engineer, currently doing a PhD project at the Biomedical MRI group/ MoSAIC, Department of Imaging and Pathology, Katholieke Universiteit (KU) Leuven, Belgium.

Senior Applications Scientist
PMOD Technologies

Geoff Warnock is Senior Application Scientist at PMOD Technologies, part of Bruker since July 2019. PMOD provides solutions for all stages of quantitative data processing, and specializes in PET kinetic modeling. Geoff has focused on quantitative PET for more than 10 years, and provides customized training courses to PMOD’s customers around the world.

Product Market Manager
Nuclear Molecular Imaging
Bruker BioSpin

Mette Lauritzen, is a Market Product Manager for Nuclear Molecular Imaging at Bruker BioSpin in Germany.

Webinar Host

Bruker Corporation

Bruker offers preclinical imaging solutions for a broad spectrum of application fields, such as cancer research, neuroimaging and cardiac disease.

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