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Computer simulation of time-of-flight MR angiography
Author(s): Linhui Jia; John B. Hiller; Timothy Lambert
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a novel system that simulates time-of- flight MR angiography (TOF-MRA). In the current stage, we focus on steady flow of blood. We first create a 3D blood vessel model obeying the branching rules of real vascular systems. In the model, laminar flows inside blood vessels are modeled using nested cylinders with a different velocity in each cylinder shell. Pseudo TOF-MRA images are generated by voxelizing the model. The voxelization is based on flow- related enhancement which is the basis of TOF-MRA. Slices of different resolutions and thickness can be generated with different settings for maximum velocity of blood flow as well as for the orientation of the phase and frequency encoding axes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 November 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2847, Applications of Digital Image Processing XIX, (14 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.258267
Show Author Affiliations
Linhui Jia, Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)
John B. Hiller, Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)
Timothy Lambert, Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2847:
Applications of Digital Image Processing XIX
Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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