3D intravascular endoscopy using CT

Authors

  • Haris Huseinagić Radiology and Interventional Radiology Department, Medical Institute Bayer, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Irma Rušidović Pharma Maac d.o.o., Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Amir Arnaut Radiology and Interventional Radiology Department, Medical Institute Bayer, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Sadik Mujabašić Radiology and Interventional Radiology Department, Medical Institute Bayer, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.48026/issn.26373297.2023.1.14.3

Keywords:

Coronary CT angiography, coronary artery disease, plaque, 3D intravascular endoscopy, visualization

Abstract

Coronary CT angiography can be used to characterize coronary plaques based on both morphology and composition.

Coronary plaques are typically evaluated with 2D axial and multiplanar reformatted images. However, these visualization tools are limited to observing extraluminal changes in coronary arteries. The presence of plaque precludes visual visualization of the coronary artery wall within the lumen.

Since its invention in 2000, coronary fly-through or virtual angioscopy (VA) has been widely studied. However, its application has been limited by the need for optimal computed tomography (CT) acquisition and time-consuming post-processing.

In recent years, advances in post-processing software have simplified his VA design, but until recently, image quality was insufficient for most patients.

3D angioscopy visualization (3DIE) is used to visualize the different coronary artery linings and plaque appearances associated with different plaque types.

Downloads

Published

2023-11-05

How to Cite

1.
Huseinagić H, Rušidović I, Arnaut A, Mujabašić S. 3D intravascular endoscopy using CT. isnn.26373297. [Internet]. 2023Nov.5 [cited 2024May28];14(1). Available from: https://www.uimr.ba/journal/index.php/rt/article/view/47

Issue

Section

Research articles