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9 May 1997 Three-dimensional power Doppler angiography
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The purpose of the present study is to improve the quantification of peripheral arterial stenosis using 3D power Doppler angiography and investigate the potential of this technique for generating the arterial tree of the lower limb for surgery planning. Stenotic wall-less agar arteries were created to simulate the femoral and carotid arteries. 3D power Doppler angiograms of those arteries were generated under different hemodynamic conditions using a 3D ultrasound imaging system developed by the Life Imaging System Inc. The effect of multiple stenoses on the 3D power Doppler angiograms was investigated using the femoral arterial phantoms. Using the carotid arterial phantoms, 3D power Doppler angiograms of the carotid arteries were generated and compared with the known geometry. To image a whole lower limb arterial tree for lower limb salvage surgery planning, multiple scans are required to cover the entire field-of- view interested by using a water-coupled scanner. Preliminary in vivo test was performed using water-coupled scanning.
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Zhenyu Guo, Louis-Gilles Durand, David W. Holdsworth, and Aaron Fenster "Three-dimensional power Doppler angiography", Proc. SPIE 3033, Medical Imaging 1997: Physiology and Function from Multidimensional Images, (9 May 1997);

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