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CT virtual intravascular endoscopy in aortic stent grafting

Sun, Z, Winder, John, Kelly, BE, Ellis, PK, Kennedy, PT and Hirst, DG (2003) CT virtual intravascular endoscopy in aortic stent grafting. In: Eurographics Ireland Chapter, Workshop proceedings 2003, University of Ulster, Coleraine Campus. University of Ulster. 6 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Virtual endoscopy is a new method of medical image data visualisation using computer processing of 3D image datasets. It can provide visualisations of specific organs similar or equivalent to those produced by standard endoscopic procedures. By acquiring volumetric computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance (MR) data after contrast enhancement in a single breath hold, it is possible to render 3D images of vascular structures that simulate images obtained from conventional endoscopy. Most of the clinical applications of virtual endoscopy are in the areas of virtual bronchoscopy or colonoscopy, and only a few reports deal with aortic diseases. Moreover, the clinical value of virtual endovascular endoscopy in aortic aneurysm and stent grafting has not been investigated. In this paper, we report our work on the generation of virtual intravascular endoscopic images of abdominal aorta and aortic stents; investigation of optimal scanning protocols of CT scanning in aortic stent grafting, which was performed in a cohort of patients.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Information Engineering
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Centre for Health and Rehabilitation Technologies
Institute of Nursing and Health Research
ID Code:28921
Deposited By: Dr John Winder
Deposited On:25 Mar 2014 11:07
Last Modified:25 Mar 2014 11:07

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