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Quantitative flow and velocity measurements of pulsatile blood flow with 4D-DSA
Author(s): Gabe Shaughnessy; Carson Hoffman; Sebastian Schafer; Charles A. Mistretta; Charles M. Strother
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Paper Abstract

Time resolved 3D angiographic data from 4D DSA provides a unique environment to explore physical properties of blood flow. Utilizing the pulsatility of the contrast waveform, the Fourier components can be used to track the waveform motion through vessels. Areas of strong pulsatility are determined through the FFT power spectrum. Using this method, we find an accuracy from 4D-DSA flow measurements within 7.6% and 6.8% RMSE of ICA PCVIPR and phantom flow probe validation measurements, respectively. The availability of velocity and flow information with fast acquisition could provide a more quantitative approach to treatment planning and evaluation in interventional radiology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 April 2017
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 10132, Medical Imaging 2017: Physics of Medical Imaging, 101325R (19 April 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2254143
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Gabe Shaughnessy, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (United States)
Carson Hoffman, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (United States)
Sebastian Schafer, Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. (United States)
Charles A. Mistretta, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (United States)
Charles M. Strother, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10132:
Medical Imaging 2017: Physics of Medical Imaging
Thomas G. Flohr; Joseph Y. Lo; Taly Gilat Schmidt, Editor(s)

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