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Gauvrit Jean-Yves - - 2005
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: This study was undertaken to assess the utility of contrast-enhanced MR angiography at 6 months after endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms with Guglielmi detachable coils. METHODS: Contrast-enhanced MR angiography was performed in 47 patients at 6 and 12 months after endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms (48 aneurysms). ...
Patel Sheela T - - 2005
Gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) is commonly used as a screening modality for the detection of renal artery stenosis. However, evidence supporting its utility in clinical practice is lacking; few rigorous studies have compared MRA with contrast arteriography (CA). After making anecdotal clinical observations that MRA sometimes overestimated the degree ...
Zhang Hong Lei - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of time-resolved 2D projection MR angiography in detecting calf and pedal artery occlusive disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Time-resolved MR angiography of calf and pedal arteries was performed on 59 symptomatic legs of 52 patients using the head coil and bolus injections ...
Raabe A - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To describe the technical integration of indocyanine green (ICG) near-infrared technology into the optical path of the surgical microscope and to report on the image quality achieved by this method. We hypothesized that ICG angiography permits a simple and quick intraoperative assessment of vessel patency and aneurysm occlusion after ...
Bédard Justine P - - 2005
PURPOSE: To prospectively evaluate contrast enhancement on pulmonary computed tomographic (CT) angiograms obtained by using an iso-osmolar versus a low-osmolarity contrast agent to exclude pulmonary embolism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Written patient consent was obtained on a form approved by the institutional review board, and the board approved the study. This ...
Syed Mushabbar A - - 2005
Pulmonary vein imaging is integral for planning atrial fibrillation ablation procedures. We tested the feasibility of quantifying pulmonary vein ostial diameter using two-dimensional cine cardiac magnetic resonance (2D cine CMR) and three-dimensional magnetic resonance angiography (3D MRA). Nine patients with a history of atrial fibrillation and 20 normal volunteers underwent ...
Li Wei - - 2005
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility of first-pass contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) using ferumoxytol in humans. MATERIALS AND METHODS: First-pass and equilibrium phase MRA were performed using ferumoxytol in one healthy volunteer and 11 patients with a fast three-dimensional spoiled gradient recalled (SPGR) pulse sequence. The examined vessels included carotid ...
Kawamitsu Hideaki - - 2005
We developed a new method employing a balanced turbo field-echo (b-TFE) sequence with progressive spin saturation (PSS) for magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) of the renal arteries during breath-holding without the use of contrast agents. We compared our new method with conventional dynamic MRA of renal arteries. For all portions, renal ...
Gauvrit Jean-Yves - - 2005
We compared two methods of 3D digital subtraction angiography (DSA)--propeller and standard rotation--for the assessment of aneurysmal morphology and its relation to neighboring vessels. Aneurysms were correctly visualized and localized with both techniques. 3D DSA with propeller rotation technique seems to be effective and allows us to reduce the amount ...
Goni H - - 2005
This investigation determined patient doses during digital subtraction angiography (DSA). Fluoroscopy time, dose-area product (DAP) and entrance surface air kerma (ESAK) were analysed from 263 DSA examinations, classified into seven categories: (1) abdominal aorta, iliac, femoral, popliteal and leg arteries; (2) abdominal aorta and superselective DSA of renal arteries; (3) ...
Edwards A J - - 2005
AIM: To assess whether multi-detector CT angiograms (MDCTA) of the lower limb arteries, compared with conventional digital subtraction angiograms (DSA), could replace invasive arteriography in patients with symptomatic peripheral arterial disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a prospective comparative analysis of MDCTA and DSA in 44 patients, MDCTA was analyzed using ...
Lee Jeong Hyun - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the usefulness of multidetector computed tomography angiography (MDCTA) as a noninvasive diagnostic modality for the detection of aneurysm remnants after clipping of intracranial aneurysms. METHODS: Thirty-eight patients who had aneurysm clipping and had undergone MDCTA and digital subtraction angiography (DSA) were enrolled in this study. In 16 ...
Brieva J - - 2005
This paper presents a level set technique to extract the vascular structures in coronary angiography. It makes use of the Mumford-Shah functional to extract contours that are not necessary defined by gradient. A shape artery simulator was implemented to test and evaluate the detection method. Experimental results are presented on ...
Zavodni Anna E - - 2005
PURPOSE: To evaluate steady-state free precession (SSFP) for diagnosing carotid artery disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Following bilateral x-ray angiography, seven patients with suspected carotid artery disease were imaged with SSFP, black blood fast spin echo (BB FSE), and time-of-flight MR angiography (TOF MRA). The techniques were compared for characterizing the ...
Houkin Kiyohiro - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) has been acknowledged as a noninvasive diagnostic modality for moyamoya disease. However, in terms of staging of moyamoya disease, conventional angiography is still the gold standard. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to establish MRA grades for moyamoya disease as an alternative to conventional ...
Krause Lothar - - 2005
BACKGROUND: The vascularisation features of intraocular tumours may be characterised by indocyanine green angiography (ICG-A) and fluorescein angiography (FA). Proton beam irradiation is an established method of treating malignant melanoma of the choroid. The aim of this study was to describe the vascularisation features of small choroidal melanomas and to ...
Ozsarlak Ozkan - - 2004
Evaluation of the intracranial circulation provides valuable information in the diagnosis and prognosis of various intracranial abnormalities and may influence patient management. Technical advances in magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) have improved the accuracy of this technique in various clinical situations, such as aneurysms, arterial and venous steno-occlusive diseases, vascular malformations, ...
Ozhan Hakan - - 2004
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Adverse respiratory reactions have been reported with intravascular radiographic contrast media. The aim of the present study is to assess the effects of iohexol on pulmonary functions in patients undergoing diagnostic coronary angiography (CA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: 30 patients enrolled in the study. The respiratory functions of ...
Trost David W - - 2004
PURPOSE: To evaluate visualization inside platinum stents with three-dimensional contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (CE-MRA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Breath-hold three-dimensional gadolinium (Gd) MRA was performed on 18 patients with 22 platinum stents in the renal (n = 18), celiac (n = 1), superior mesenteric (n = 1), and iliac (n = ...
Willinek Winfried A - - 2005
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Concomitant disease of the supra-aortic arteries can influence the outcome of surgical treatment of carotid artery stenosis. However, sensitivity and specificity data of noninvasive contrast-enhanced 3-dimensional (3D) magnetic resonance angiography (CE MRA) for the detection of steno-occlusive disease of the entire supra-aortic arteries including the circle of ...
Danias Peter G - - 2004
OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to define the current role of coronary magnetic resonance angiography (CMRA) for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD). BACKGROUND: Coronary magnetic resonance angiography has been proposed as a promising noninvasive method for diagnosis of CAD, but individual studies evaluating its clinical value have been ...
Vasbinder G Boudewijn C - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Timely, accurate detection of renal artery stenosis is important because this disorder may be a potentially curable cause of hypertension and renal impairment. OBJECTIVE: To determine the validity of computed tomographic angiography (CTA) and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) compared with digital subtraction angiography (DSA) for detection of renal artery ...
Auerbach Eric G - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerotic disease of the peripheral vasculature is a prevalent condition for which catheter-based techniques have been considered to be the gold standard for diagnosis. However, because of their invasive nature, these techniques inherently have the potential for complications. Non-invasive diagnostic techniques have historically been limited by low accuracy and ...
Vignali C - - 2004
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of Multidetector Computed Tomographic Angiography (MDCTA) to detect hepatic artery (HA) stenosis after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) and the efficacy of treatment using percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-two consecutive patients with OLT underwent MDCTA for evaluation ...
Ayuso Juan R - - 2004
PURPOSE: To evaluate whether MR angiography (MRA) is a useful tool for the follow-up of aortic aneurysms treated with nitinol endoluminal grafts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We examined 28 patients treated with nitinol endovascular stents to repair an aortic aneurysm with CT angiography (CTA) and MRA. Eleven patients (group 1) underwent ...
Wessels Tiemo - - 2004
Individual parameter settings of the duplex machine and limited insonation angles may influence the visualization of small intracranial vessels in 2-D transcranial color-coded sonography. The aim of our study was the morphologic assessment of intracranial collateral pathways (first auditory area celiac artery, A(1)CA; anterior communicating artery, AComA; first parental generation ...
Sugiyama Hisashi - - 2004
We report here the first described case of utilizing gadolinium-based contrast material as the contrast agent during a catheter intervention treatment for pulmonary artery stenosis. The patient, a male infant with complex heart disease associated with a right isomerism, had a history of severe allergic reaction to iodine-containing contrast agents. ...
Pilleul F - - 2004
Splanchnic artery aneurysms are rare. In the past, conventional angiography was the only way to detect them, but today non-invasive techniques are available. Breath-hold contrast-enhanced 3D magnetic resonance angiography has become a routine examination for evaluation of the aorta and its visceral branches. In this article, we briefly discuss the ...
Song Joon K - - 2004
We simultaneously injected both internal carotid arteries (ICAs) during 3D rotational digital subtraction angiography in a patient with a ruptured anterior communicating artery (Acom) aneurysm and vasospasm. Shaded surface display (SSD) images from this acquisition provided more anatomic detail than did SSD images created from individual ICA 3D rotational digital ...
Alimi Y S - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: Review of a 10 year-experience, to evaluate the efficacy of pre-operative investigations in the detection of external iliac artery (EIA) endofibrosis in top endurance athletes. DESIGN: Retrospective study. MATERIALS: From September 1995 to March 2004, 13 highly-trained athletes (all men, mean age 32.3 years) underwent surgery for disease involving ...
Meissner Oliver A - - 2004
PURPOSE: The danger of limb loss as a consequence of acute occlusion of infrapopliteal bypasses underscores the requirement for careful patient follow-up. The objective of this study was to determine the agreement and accuracy of contrast material-enhanced moving-table magnetic resonance (MR) angiography and duplex ultrasonography (US) in the assessment of ...
Hyde Derek E - - 2004
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Clinical trials have shown that carotid endarterectomy reduces stroke risk in symptomatic individuals with severe internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis. As a result of these trials, digital subtraction angiography (DSA) became a standard of reference for ICA stenosis diagnosis. Newer 3D techniques provide a larger number of ...
Cordebar A - - 2004
Two pilot studies on a small number of patients demonstrated the feasibility of transcranial Doppler ultrasound evaluation in the follow-up of intracranial aneurysms treated with detachable coils. This prospective study aimed to assess the sensitivity of contrast-enhanced transcranial echo-Doppler in detecting partial aneurysmal occlusion following endovascular treatment. Transcranial Doppler sonography ...
Remy-Jardin Martine - - 2004
PURPOSE: To retrospectively evaluate bronchial and nonbronchial systemic arteries at multi-detector row helical computed tomography (CT) compared with conventional angiography in patients undergoing endovascular treatment of hemoptysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Neither institutional board approval nor informed consent was required. Forty-eight consecutive patients (39 men, nine women; mean age, 55.7 years; ...
Gluf Wayne M - - 2005
Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) is increasingly used as a noninvasive means to assess internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis. When used alone, however, MRA may not be sufficiently accurate in certain settings to determine whether ICA disease meets surgical criteria. Although MRA has been recognized to overestimate the degree of stenosis, ...
Diehm Nicolas - - 2004
PURPOSE: To assess observer variation between calibrated-catheter digital subtraction angiography (DSA) and software-enhanced multidetector computed tomography angiography (CTA) in measuring vessel length prior to endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR). METHODS: Thirty patients (25 men; mean age 65 years, range 61-85) scheduled for EVAR underwent CTA in 4x2-mm collimation using advanced ...
Navarro Jose C - - 2004
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Transcranial Doppler (TCD) can detect intracranial stenoses and occlusions that can help in the diagnosis and management of ischemic stroke. The accuracy parameters for lesions located in the terminal internal carotid artery (TICA) are less known, unlike other basal cerebral vessels. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The authors studied ...
Kang Hyun-Seung - - 2004
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Postsurgical evaluation of patients with intracranial aneurysms is important because there is a risk of regrowth and subarachnoid hemorrhage from residual aneurysms. We assessed the role and value of 3D angiography in this evaluation. METHODS: Images from both 3D angiography and digital subtraction angiography (DSA) were preoperatively ...
Teksam Mehmet - - 2004
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Multi-section CT has great potential for use in vascular studies. Our purpose was to determine the accuracy of multi-section CT angiography in detecting cerebral aneurysms compared with digital subtraction angiography or surgery. METHODS: One hundred consecutive patients who underwent multi-section CT angiography and either digital subtraction angiography ...
Koelemay Mark J W - - 2004
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To review the literature on the diagnostic accuracy of computed tomographic angiography (CTA) compared with arteriography/intra-arterial digital subtraction angiography as reference standard for assessment of symptomatic carotid artery disease. METHODS: The PubMed, MEDLINE, PREMEDLINE, EMBASE, and CINAHL databases were searched to retrieve studies published between 1990 and ...
Giannini M - - 2004
AIM: Duplex scanning has been used in the evaluation of the aorta and proximal arteries of the lower extremities, but has limitations in evaluating the arteries of the leg. The utilization of ultrasonographic contrast (USC) may be helpful in improving the quality of the image in these arteries. The objective ...
Kawaharada Nobuyoshi - - 2004
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine whether the artery of Adamkiewicz (ARM) can be detected by magnetic resonance angiography and to determine the usefulness of preoperative magnetic resonance angiography evaluation of the ARM. METHODS: Between April 2000 and December 2003, 120 patients underwent magnetic resonance angiography for ...
Fidelman Nicholas - - 2004
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: To assess the ability of magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) to evaluate complex vascular bypass reconstructions of the abdominal aorta and its major branches in the postoperative period. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirteen patients with bypass grafts connecting the aorta to visceral, renal, and lower limb inflow vessels were ...
DeMarco J Kevin - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to determine the sensitivity, specificity, and clinical utility of classic 2D time-of-flight MR angiography (acquired with derated gradients) as an aid to predicting severe carotid stenosis. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Our study population was composed of 68 patients, yielding 133 carotid bifurcations for analysis. ...
Josephson S A - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Imaging of the carotid arteries is important for the evaluation of patients with ischemic stroke or TIA. CT angiography (CTA) of the head and neck is readily available and can be part of the routine imaging of stroke patients. To evaluate the accuracy of CTA, the authors compared the ...
Barbalias George A - - 2004
PURPOSE: We investigated the utility of virtual endoscopy (VE) as a diagnostic and follow-up tool in patients with renal artery stenosis, especially as a means of defining vascular patency. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed VE in 24 patients with ostial atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis and correlated the results with those ...
Bilecen Deniz - - 2004
PURPOSE: To reduce venous contamination at the calf level in three-dimensional contrast-enhanced MR angiography (CE-MRA) by applying continuous infragenual cuff-compression. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten patients with clinically relevant peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) underwent dynamic three-dimensional CE-MRA of the calf. Six consecutive measurements were acquired with the first measurement serving ...
Yamada Naoaki - - 2004
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: For intracranial aneurysms treated with Guglielmi detachable coils, long-term follow-up is mandatory because coil compaction may occur and aneurysms may recur. The purpose of this study was to establish a noninvasive technique to visualize residual flow in coiled aneurysms. METHODS: We designed a 3D time-of-flight (3D-TOF) MR ...
Hirai Toshinori - - 2004
PURPOSE: To assess the frequency, location, and effect on image interpretation of a pseudostenosis phenomenon at volume-rendered three-dimensional (3D) digital angiography for evaluation of intracranial arteries and to determine the physical characteristics of the phenomenon by using a phantom. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Results of a total of 68 volume-rendered 3D ...
Pedraza Salvador - - 2004
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The multimodal magnetic resonance imaging study in acute stroke includes perfusion-weighted imaging (PWI) after administration of contrast and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA). However, MRA may overestimate the degree of vessel obstruction caused by limitations to detect low flow states. Our aim was to determine the usefulness of ...
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