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Stenosed anthropomorphic vascular phantoms for digital subtraction angiography, magnetic resonance, and Doppler ultrasound investigations
Author(s): Robert F. Smith; R. Frayne; Michel Moreau; Brian K. Rutt; Aaron Fenster; David W. Holdsworth
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Paper Abstract

A method to construct anthropomorphic vascular flow phantoms which incorporate disease states (e.g., stenosis) has been developed. The new technique is an adaptation of an existing technique that fabricates disease free vascular phantoms. Using the modified process, three carotid artery bifurcation phantoms have been built. One phantom was free of stenotic disease, and the other two phantoms have geometries corresponding to (1) a 70% concentric stenosis, and (2) a 70% eccentric stenosis in the internal carotid artery. Collectively, these three phantoms allow for comparative research between and in vitro evaluation of a number of medical imaging instruments, including (1) x-ray based systems (e.g., digital subtraction angiography and computed tomography), (2) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners, and (3) Doppler Ultrasound (US) instruments. Here, representative images from x-ray and MR imaging instruments are shown. Pulsed Doppler US velocity spectra collected within the lumen of the phantoms are also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2163, Medical Imaging 1994: Physics of Medical Imaging, (1 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.174260
Show Author Affiliations
Robert F. Smith, Univ. of Western Ontario (Canada)
R. Frayne, Univ. of Western Ontario (Canada)
Michel Moreau, Univ. of Western Ontario (Canada)
Brian K. Rutt, Univ. of Western Ontario (Canada)
Aaron Fenster, John P. Robarts Research Institute/Univ. of Western Ontario (Canada)
David W. Holdsworth, Univ. of Western Ontario (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2163:
Medical Imaging 1994: Physics of Medical Imaging
Rodney Shaw, Editor(s)

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