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Cardiovascular diseases are pervasive at tremendous social and healthcare costs. There are urgent needs for higher fidelity cardiac CT with lower radiation dose. Based on the academic-industrial partnership between Virginia Tech and the GE Global Research Center (GEGR), we are defining a next generation cardiac CT architecture and the associated algorithms, which will achieve 16cm coverage, 50ms temporal resolution, 20lp/cm spatial resolution, 10HU noise level, and 5mSv effective dose simultaneously for the entire examination, with detailed specifications and performance evaluation. This project will set the stage for prototyping the next-generation cardiac CT system in a Phase-II project.