Pulsatility Imaging of Saccular Aneurysm Model by 64-Slice CT with Dynamic Multiscan Technique

Vahid Yaghmai*, Mehdi Rohany, Ali Shaibani, Martin Huber, Haytham Soud, Eric J Russell, Matthew T. Walker

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)785-788
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Volume18
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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