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Author Sailer, Anna M. ♦ Haan, Michiel W. de ♦ Graaf, Rick de ♦ Zwam, Willem H. van ♦ Schurink, Geert Willem H. ♦ Nelemans, Patricia J. ♦ Wildberger, Joachim E. ♦ Das, Marco
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE ♦ ACCURACY ♦ ARTERIES ♦ CEA ♦ COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY ♦ DESIGN ♦ FEASIBILITY STUDIES ♦ FLUOROSCOPY ♦ IMAGES ♦ MAGNETIC RESONANCE ♦ MAPPING ♦ PATIENTS ♦ SAFETY ♦ STANDARDS
Abstract PurposeThis study was designed to evaluate the feasibility of endovascular guidance by means of live fluoroscopy fusion with magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) and computed tomography angiography (CTA).MethodsFusion guidance was evaluated in 20 endovascular peripheral artery interventions in 17 patients. Fifteen patients had received preinterventional diagnostic MRA and two patients had undergone CTA. Time for fluoroscopy with MRA/CTA coregistration was recorded. Feasibility of fusion guidance was evaluated according to the following criteria: for every procedure the executing interventional radiologists recorded whether 3D road-mapping provided added value (yes vs. no) and whether PTA and/or stenting could be performed relying on the fusion road-map without need for diagnostic contrast-enhanced angiogram series (CEAS) (yes vs. no). Precision of the fusion road-map was evaluated by recording maximum differences between the position of the vasculature on the virtual CTA/MRA images and conventional angiography.ResultsAverage time needed for image coregistration was 5 ± 2 min. Three-dimensional road-map added value was experienced in 15 procedures in 12 patients. In half of the patients (8/17), intervention was performed relying on the fusion road-map only, without diagnostic CEAS. In two patients, MRA roadmap showed a false-positive lesion. Excluding three patients with inordinate movements, mean difference in position of vasculature on angiography and MRA/CTA road-map was 1.86 ± 0.95 mm, implying that approximately 95 % of differences were between 0 and 3.72 mm (2 ± 1.96 standard deviation).ConclusionsFluoroscopy with MRA/CTA fusion guidance for peripheral artery interventions is feasible. By reducing the number of CEAS, this technology may contribute to enhance procedural safety.
ISSN 01741551
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2015-04-15
Publisher Place United States
Journal Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Volume Number 38
Issue Number 2


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