Multimodal imaging: simultaneous MRI and ultrasound imaging for carotid arteries visualization.

Citation:

Annie M Tang, Daniel F Kacher, Edmund Y Lam, Michael Brodsky, Ferenc A Jolesz, and Edward S Yang. 2007. “Multimodal imaging: simultaneous MRI and ultrasound imaging for carotid arteries visualization.” Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc, 2007, Pp. 2603-6. Copy at http://www.tinyurl.com/yxhjdtgb

Abstract:

The purpose of this study is to examine the feasibility of simultaneous Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Ultrasound (US) imaging in visualizing anatomical structures and functions in human carotid arteries. US has high frame rate in visualizing dynamic changes while high resolution MRI is capable of capturing volumetric structures with the best tissue contrast. Concurrent multi-modal image acquisition allows fusion of US Doppler flow measurement with volumetric MRI. We present a method for acquiring MR images in a known orientation with respect to US image by passive fiducial tracking and demonstrate concurrent real-time imaging in the right Common Carotid Artery (CCA) in both modalities. Preliminary results suggest that US and MRI can operate concurrently with proper shielding. Dispensability measurements are feasible on both modalities at the co-incident plane.
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