Postangioplasty restenosis followed with magnetic resonance imaging in an atherosclerotic rabbit model
2012 (English)In: International Journal of Biomedical Imaging, ISSN 1687-4188, E-ISSN 1687-4196, Vol. 2012, 747264- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Rationale and Objectives. Testing a quantitative, noninvasive method to assess postangioplasty vessel wall changes in an animal model. Material and Methods. Six New Zealand white rabbits were subjected to atherosclerotic injury, including cholesterol-enriched diet, deendothelialization, and percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) in the distal part of abdominal aorta (four weeks after deendothelialization). The animals were examined with a 1.5T MRI scanner at three times as follows: baseline (six weeks after diet start and two days after PTA) and four weeks and 10 weeks after-PTA. Inflow angiosequence (M2DI) and proton-density-weighted sequence (PDW) were performed to examine the aorta with axial slices. To identify the inner and outer vessel wall boundaries, a dynamic contour algorithm (Gradient Vector Flow Snakes) was applied to the images, followed by calculation of the vessel wall dimensions. The results were compared with histopathological analysis. Results. The wall thickness in the lesion was significantly higher than in the control region at 4 and 10 weeks, reflecting induction of experimentally created after-angioplasty lesion. At baseline, no significant difference between the two regions was present. Conclusions. It is possible to follow the development of vessel wall changes after-PTA with MRI in this rabbit model.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2012. Vol. 2012, 747264- p.
CNS, MR imaging, brain, technology assessment, imaging sequences
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-90018DOI: 10.1155/2012/747264PubMedID: 23316216OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-90018DiVA: diva2:611217