Satoru Morita
   Department   School of Medicine(Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital), School of Medicine
   Position   Assistant Professor
Article types Original article
Language English
Peer review Peer reviewed
Title Spatial factors for quantifying constant flow velocity in a small tube phantom: comparison of phase-contrast cine-magnetic resonance imaging and the intraluminal Doppler guidewire method
Journal Formal name:Jpn J Radiol
ISSN code:1867-108X
Volume, Issue, Page 27(9),pp.335-41
Author and coauthor Machida, H., Komori, Y., Ueno, E., Shen, Y., Hirata, M., Kojima, S., Morita, S., Sato, M., Okazaki, T.
Publication date 2009
Summary We examined the spatial factors influencing magnetic resonance (MR) flow velocity measurements in a small tube phantom and used the same measurements obtained with an intraluminal Doppler guidewire as reference.|We generated constant flow velocities from approximately 40 to 370 cm/s in a tube 4 mm in diameter. We then performed segmented k-space, phase-contrast cine-MR imaging to quantify spatial peak flow velocities of one pixel and of five adjacent pixels as well as spatial mean velocities within regions of interest in a cross section of the phantom. Pixel dimensions ranged from 1.00 x 1.00 mm to 2.50 x 2.50 mm. We compared the MR measurements with the temporally averaged Doppler spectral peak velocities.|For one pixel (r > 0.99: MR flow velocity for pixel dimension 1.00 x 1.00 mm = 1.03x + 9.8 cm/s), the linear correlation was excellent between flow velocities by MR and Doppler guidewire methods. However, for the five adjacent pixels, MR measurements were significantly underestimated using pixels 1.25 x 1.25 mm to 2.50 x 2.50 mm and for mean velocities for all pixel dimensions.|Relatively high spatial resolution allows accurate MR measurement of constant flow velocity in a small tube at spatial peak velocities for one pixel.
DOI 10.1007/s11604-009-0349-9
Document No. 19943143