The feasibility of imaging pulsatility in an aneurysm model with the high-resolution dynamic multiscan technique of 64-slice computed tomography (CT) was studied. A pulsatile aneurysm phantom was constructed and imaged with dynamic multiscan technique. The aneurysm model was filled with iodinated contrast material (250 Hounsfield Units) and was scanned with use of a gantry rotation time of 0.33 seconds, slice thickness of 1.2 mm, effective coverage of 24 mm, and total imaging time of 4 seconds. Images were reconstructed at 50-msec intervals. The visualization of wall motion was qualitatively evaluated by direct comparison of four-dimensional images versus phantom motion. Pulsatility imaging without perceptible artifact or need for cardiac gating was achieved with the use of this technique.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine