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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems are widely used to gather noninvasively images of the interior of the human body. This paper suggests that an MRI system can be seen beyond being just a tool for imaging purpose but one that can propel and guide special microdevices in the human body to perform specific medical tasks. More specifically, an MRI system(More)
The goal of this work is to perform a segmentation of atherosclerotic plaques in view of evaluating their burden and to provide boundaries for computing properties such as the plaque deformation and elasticity distribution (elastogram and modulogram). The echogenicity of a region of interest comprising the plaque, the vessel lumen, and the adventitia of the(More)
BACKGROUND Based on a single clinical trial, it has been suggested that the contrast agent iodixanol, which is isotonic to human plasma, may be less nephrotoxic than other nonionic contrast agents in renally impaired patients after intra-arterial injection. We compared the effects on renal function of iopamidol-370 injection (796 mOsm/kg) and iodixanol-320(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the accuracy and source of errors using a two-dimensional (2D)/three-dimensional (3D) fusion road map for endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysm. MATERIALS AND METHODS A rigid 2D/3D road map was tested in 16 patients undergoing EVAR. After 3D/3D manual registration of preoperative multidetector computed(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess the value of the ratio between the internal carotid systolic velocity (ICSV) at the carotid bulb and the distal internal carotid systolic velocity (DICSV) for the detection of carotid artery stenosis. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Two hundred eleven patients were enrolled in a prospective study comparing several(More)
Venous malformations are the most common vascular malformations. However, confusion with respect to terminology and imaging guidelines continues to result in improper diagnosis and treatment. An appropriate classification scheme for vascular anomalies is important to avoid the use of false generic terms. Adequate imaging in association with clinical(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy and safety of percutaneous renal artery embolization (RAE) of iatrogenic vascular kidney injuries and the effects of RAE on renal function and arterial blood pressure (BP). MATERIALS AND METHODS Over a 12-year period, 50 consecutive patients with severe hemorrhage after iatrogenic arterial kidney injuries underwent RAE.(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of Amplatzer vascular plugs (AVPs) for percutaneous closure of arteries feeding pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs). MATERIALS AND METHODS Over a 45-month period, 24 consecutive patients with at least one PAVM treated with an AVP were selected from a database on patients with a PAVM who received(More)
PURPOSE Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) is a vascular imaging technique that is used to study atherosclerosis since it has the ability to show the lumen and the vessel wall. Cross-sectional images of blood vessels are produced and they provide quantitative assessment of the vascular wall, information about the nature of atherosclerotic lesions, as well as(More)