Magnetic Resonance-guided Active Catheter Tracking.

Citation:

Wang W. Magnetic Resonance-guided Active Catheter Tracking. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2015;23 (4) :579-89. Copy at http://www.tinyurl.com/y5azdrt3

Date Published:

2015 Nov

Abstract:

Several advantages of MR imaging compared with other imaging modalities have provided the rationale for increased attention to MR-guided interventions, including its excellent soft tissue contrast, its capability to show both anatomic and functional information, and no use of ionizing radiation. An important aspect of MR-guided intervention is to provide visualization and navigation of interventional devices relative to the surrounding tissues. This article focuses on the methods for MR-guided active tracking in catheter-based interventions. Practical issues about implementation of active catheter tracking in a clinical setting are discussed and several current application examples are highlighted.