Modeling of DSA images for quantitative comparison of aneurysm treatment effectiveness

S. H. Woodward, Z. Wang, B. R. Bendok, H. Meng, L. N. Hopkins

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Clinical angiographic diagnostics of the hemodynamics of arterial aneurysms are recorded with limited, if any, control over most of the significant physical parameters affecting the outcome of the recorded image sequence. For instance blood flow rate and pressure, aneurysm and arterial geometry and orientation, are all dictated. The contrast media injection characteristics and angiograph recording rate and orientation are controllable by the clinician, but rarely are done so in a manor to facilitate quantitative data analysis of the images. A technique is presented here to effectively normalize clinical angiographic data for the purpose of objectively comparing various treatment modalities of cerebral aneurysms. The modeling highlights the relative change in the contrast media injection wave to evaluate the treatment effectiveness. This methodology is particularly relevant for the evaluation of treatment with coiling or aneurysms which are difficult to image. Only small cross-sections of the artery upstream and downstream of the aneurysm are required.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1114-1115
Number of pages2
JournalAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
StatePublished - 2002
EventProceedings of the 2002 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 24th Annual Conference and the 2002 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES / EMBS) - Houston, TX, United States
Duration: Oct 23 2002Oct 26 2002


  • Aneurysm
  • Angiograph
  • Image processing
  • Stent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics


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