To understand basic facts and technological advancements of the latest ultra-high-resolution CT (UHRCT). To learn improved demonstration of cortical branches and critical perforating arteries by brain CT angiography (CTA) using UHRCT. To know basic anatomy and clinical significance of the perforating arteries as demonstrated using UHRCT.
Although precise depiction of the perforating arteries is required in making strategies for direct surgery and stroke management,
capability of conventional CT has been limited due to limited spatial resolution.The latest ultra-high-resolution CT (UHRCT) scanner (Aquilion Precision™; Toshiba Medical Systems,
Japan) provides slice collimation of 0.25 mm x 160 and matrix size of 1024 x 1024 or 2048 x 2048.
Major features of this CT scanner include an improved detector system (the...
Findings and procedure details
We will illustrate anatomical and clinical significances of cortical branches and critical perforating arteries including the internal carotid artery (ICA),
ophthalmic artery (OA),
vertebral artery (VA),
basilar artery (BA),
anterior cerebral artery (ACA),
middle cerebral artery (MCA),
and posterior cerebral artery as listed in Fig.
4 depicted by UHRCT. Imaging Acquisition CT scanner ; Aquilion Precision™; Toshiba Medical Systems,
Japan Scan parameters and image reconstruction ; We...
It has become possible to readily demonstrate not only cortical branches but also perforating branches of the major cerebral arteries by CTA using UHRCT as shown in this exhibit.
this demonstration is generally difficult even with UHRCT,
because these perforating branches are very small and their delineation is often obscured by surrounding image noise and spatial overlap by adjacent vessels.
it is critical for radiologists and radiology technicians to fully understand the...
Miho Gomyo 1) ,
Kazuhiro Tsuchiya 2) ,
Haruhiko Machida 1) ,
Shichiro Katase 1) ,
Masamichi Koyanagi 1) ,
Arisa Ohara 1) ,
Hisae Shiga 1) ,
Kenichi Yokoyama 1) 1) Department of Radiology,
Kyorin University Faculty of Medicine,
Japan. 2) Department of Radiology,
Saitama Medical Center,
Saitama Medical University,
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