Chuck Kerber

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PURPOSE We developed an elastic, transparent, life-size model of the cranial vessels that allowed us to visualize carotid artery flows directly, and wish to report our observations and recorded data. MATERIALS AND METHODS The brachiocephalic arteries of 12 adult cadavers were cannulated and infused with acrylic. The heads were dissolved in alkali and,(More)
SUMMARY A replica of a lethal wide-necked basilar artery aneurysm was created by casting a deceased patient's brain vessels and then placing the replica in a circuit of pulsating optically clear non-Newtonian fluid. Individual fluid slipstreams were opacified with isobaric dyes, and images were recorded on film. Studies were completed on the vascular(More)
We describe and analyze the flow dynamics in replicas of a human anterior communicating artery aneurysm. The replicas were placed in a circuit of pulsating non-Newtonian fluid, and flows were adjusted to replicate human physiologic parameters. Individual slipstreams were opacified with isobaric dyes, and images were recorded on film and by CT/MR(More)
Appropriately sized 0.010- and 0.018-inch complex framing coils were placed in a wide-necked silicone aneurysm replica, and their stability was evaluated at variable physiologic flow rates using video recording. After detachment, the 0.010-inch coils demonstrated instability/prolapse that was proportional to flow rate. In contrast, 0.018-inch coils held(More)
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE We describe the case of a patient in whom a snare designed for the removal of foreign bodies was successfully used to retrieve a thromboembolism from the middle cerebral artery. This technique can be used to reestablish blood flow when maximal pharmacological therapies have failed. CLINICAL PRESENTATION A 38-year-old man with(More)
The surgical treatment of arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) located in deep periventricular regions such as the basal ganglia is associated with marked morbidity and mortality. Approaches through critical brain regions afford limited exposure of the lesions, while surgical dissection is sometimes complicated by acute severe brain swelling and/or hemorrhage(More)
PURPOSE To describe the flow patterns in a model of the vertebrobasilar artery and use these observations to explain the appearance of the flow on the MR images. METHODS We created an anatomically precise, transparent elastic model of the human vertebrobasilar artery containing a basilar tip aneurysm and perfused the model with non-Newtonian fluid which(More)
Some of the important features of how pulsatile flow generates artifacts in three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging are analyzed and demonstrated. Time variations in the magnetic resonance signal during the heart cycle lead to more complex patterns of artifacts in 3D imaging than in 2D imaging. The appearance and location of these artifacts within the(More)
Replicas of ruptured posterior communicating and basilar artery aneurysms were created from cadaveric specimens and then were placed in a circuit of pulsating non-Newtonian fluid. Individual fluid slipstreams were opacified with isobaric dyes, and images were recorded on film. The slipstreams entered the distal aneurysm neck with impact against the distal(More)