Ciprian N. Ionita

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Use of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) is becoming more frequent. For proper reconstruction, the geometry of the CBCT systems must be known. While the system can be designed to reduce errors in the geometry, calibration measurements must still be performed and corrections applied. Investigators have proposed techniques using calibration objects for(More)
BACKGROUND Artificial stroke models can be used for testing various thrombectomy devices. OBJECTIVE To determine the value of combined stentriever-aspiration thrombectomy compared with the stentriever-alone approach. METHODS We designed an in vitro model of the intracranial circulation with a focus on the middle cerebral artery (MCA) that closely(More)
Construction of a cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) system for laboratory research usually requires integration of different software and hardware components. As a result, building and operating such a complex system require the expertise of researchers with significantly different backgrounds. Additionally, writing flexible code to control the hardware(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Development of hemodynamic modifying devices to treat intracranial aneurysms is an active area of research. The asymmetrical vascular stent (AVS), a stent containing a low-porosity patch, is such device. We evaluate AVS efficacy in an in vivo intracranial aneurysm model. METHODS We created 24 elastase rabbit model aneurysms: 13(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Intracranial aneurysm (IA) treatment through hemodynamic modification with novel stent designs is a burgeoning area of research. We present a feasibility study for a new low-porosity patch-containing stent designed to treat intracranial aneurysms. The device is deployed so the patch covers the aneurysm neck ensuring strong flow(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE A new in vitro cerebrovascular occlusion model of the intracranial circulation was developed recently for testing thrombectomy devices. Using this model, we compared recanalization success associated with different modern endovascular thrombectomy approaches. MATERIALS AND METHODS Model experiments were performed in 4 thrombectomy(More)
Endovascular treatment of very small aneurysms is technically difficult, although recent advances with coils, microcatheters and adjunctive techniques such as balloon- or stent-assisted coiling have improved the outcomes. The microangiographic fluoroscope (MAF) is a new high-resolution x-ray detector developed for neurointerventional procedures in which(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The self-expanding V-POD is a second-generation flow-diverting device with a low-porosity PTFE patch on a self-expanding microstent. The authors evaluated this device for the treatment of elastase-induced aneurysms in rabbits. MATERIALS AND METHODS Three V-POD types (A, circumferential patch closed-cell stent [n = 9]; B, asymmetric(More)
BACKGROUND Neurointervention is an ever-evolving specialty with tools including microcatheters, microwires, and coils that allow treatment of pathological conditions in increasingly smaller intracranial arteries, requiring increasing accuracy. As endovascular tools evolve, so too should the imaging. OBJECTIVE To detail the use of microangiography(More)