Abstract: The cost effective cardiac phantom is to mimic the cardiac motion during Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Cardiac motion for the phantom is simulated using peristaltic pump. As the peristaltic pump is capable of forward flow and reverse flow, which leads to the benefit of both diastolic and systolic motion per cycle. The focus is to design a Graphical User Interface (GUI) which accepts the inputs from the user and correlate those inputs in to pump parameter. GUI accepts the input parameters for BPM, Stroke volume and Acquisition time. Depending on these inputs, the pump parameters like flow rate, forward time, reverse time and cycles per minute will be calculated and also display on UI. The calculated values will be updated in the peristaltic pump software and then pumping action takes place the fluid is sent to cardiac phantom for image acquisition. After imaging pot-processing is done using OsiriX tool, to get the output parameters. Obtained output parameters are given to GUI to plot the relation between Input and output parameters.

Keywords: cardiac phantom, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Graphical User Interface (GUI), OsiriX.