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Venancio Lima – June 18, 2013
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Pakrit Jittapiromsak – June 18, 2013
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Balveer Chandrawat – June 12, 2013
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Rohen Harrichandparsad – June 11, 2013
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Balveer Chandrawat – June 11, 2013
“ST works some times and it is really a good technique to avoid exchange menuver which is difficul...”
High-resolution 3D X-ray imaging of intracranial nitinol stents.
- Authors: Snoeren RM, Söderman M, Kroon JN, Roijers RB, de With PHN, Babic D.
- Reference: Neuroradiology. 2012 Feb 1;54(2):155-62.
- Published: February 2012
- Link: Access the abstract here
Snoeren et al. described a high-resolution 3D X-ray imaging protocol for intracranial nitinol stents with C-arm flat panel detector. Images obtained with stents of various brands are provided. Generally, 2D fluoroscopy only enables the visualization of the stent end-markers. Today 3D imaging of such objects with some extremely small details remain challenging but with such optimized protocols nitinol struts can be well viewed while keeping absorbed dose below recommended values. They are used in order to judge wall apposition and stent conformity in cases of curved vascular anatomy. High-resolution imaging is of major interest to assure good stent deployment particularly when using flow-diverter devices.