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Validity of blood flow measurement using 320 multi-detectors CT and first-pass distribution theory: a phantom study
Author(s): Jun Chen; Xuefang Yu; Shaopeng Xu; Kenneth J. Zhou
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Paper Abstract

To evaluate the feasibility of measuring the myocardial blood flow using 320 row detector CT by first-pass technique. Heart was simulated with a container that was filled with pipeline of 3mm diameter; coronary artery was simulated with a pipeline of 2 cm diameter and connected with the simulated heart. The simulated coronary artery was connected with a big container with 1500 ml saline and 150ml contrast agent. One pump linking with simulated heart will withdraw with a speed of 10 ml/min, 15 ml/min, 20 ml/min, 25 ml/min and 30 ml/min. First CT scan starts after 30 s of pumpback with certain speed. The second CT scan starts 5 s after first CT scans. CT images processed as follows: The second CT scan images subtract first CT scan images, calculate the increase of CT value of simulated heart and the CT value of the unit volume of simulated coronary artery and then to calculate the total inflow of myocardial blood flow. CT myocardial blood flows were calculated as: 0.94 ml/s, 2.09 ml/s, 2.74 ml/s, 4.18 ml/s, 4.86 ml/s. The correlation coefficient is 0.994 and r2 = 0.97. The method of measuring the myocardial blood flow using 320 row detector CT by 2 scans is feasible. It is possible to develop a new method for quantitatively and functional assessment of myocardial perfusion blood flow with less radiation does.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9315, Design and Quality for Biomedical Technologies VIII, 93150U (11 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2081312
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Jun Chen, Tianjin Medical Univ. General Hospital (China)
Xuefang Yu, Tianjin Medical Univ. General Hospital (China)
Shaopeng Xu, Tianjin Medical Univ. General Hospital (China)
Kenneth J. Zhou, Stony Brook Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9315:
Design and Quality for Biomedical Technologies VIII
Ramesh Raghavachari; Rongguang Liang, Editor(s)

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