CT-ultrasound fusion for abdominal aortic aneurysm measurement

Gil Zur, Maisa Andraous, Eyal Bercovich, Maria Litvin, Amos Ofer, Diana Gaitini, Marcia Javitt

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. To evaluate the potential for surveillance of abdominal aortic aneurysms without ionizing radiation exposure and without the risks of iodinated contrast administration, the accuracy of fusion of CT angiography (CTA) with ultrasound (US) was compared with conventional US in 14 patients. CONCLUSION. The mean measurement difference between conventional US and CTA was 0.50 cm, compared with 0.13 cm between CT-US fusion and CTA (p < 0.0005). CT-US fusion was more accurate than conventional US, reduces operator dependence, and is promising for accurate measurement of aortic aneurysms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)472-476
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume214
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Aneurysm
  • Aorta
  • Fusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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