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Virtual pulmonary arterioscopy in pulmonary embolic disease.
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PMID:  16822800     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
16 slice multidetector CT provides virtual endoscopic views of the inside of arteries, or any other hollow structures. This is performed non-invasively using post-processing of three-dimensional isotropic image data sets, acquired during standard CT examinations. These virtual endoscopic views are simultaneously correlated with the standard multiplanar reconstructions, with the ability to navigate a virtual camera through the hollow structure under study. Normal and abnormal volume rendered images of the pulmonary arteries are presented in correlation with the multiplanar reformats. The abnormal images show the volume rendered appearances of acute and chronic pulmonary embolic disease. It is also postulated that this technique has a problem solving role in the differential diagnosis of chronic mural emboli from extravascular structures such as adjacent lymph nodes or bronchiolar impaction. This technique may also have a role in medical education, providing clinicians and medical students with interactive three-dimensional representations of disease processes.
C Hoskins; M Carpenter
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2006-07-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of radiology     Volume:  79     ISSN:  1748-880X     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Radiol     Publication Date:  2006 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-09-18     Completed Date:  2006-10-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373125     Medline TA:  Br J Radiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  779-84     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Mayday University Hospital, Croydon CR7 7YE, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Angioscopy / methods*
Computer Simulation
Imaging, Three-Dimensional
Pulmonary Embolism / radiography*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods

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