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Sheng L.,Wuhan General Hospital of Guangzhou Military Commend | Sheng L.,Institute for Neurosurgery | Li J.,Wuhan General Hospital of Guangzhou Military Commend | Li J.,Institute for Neurosurgery | And 17 more authors.
Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery | Year: 2014

Aim: This study explored the value of using a vessel fusion technique for visualizing and evaluating the vessel structure of patients diagnosed with arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). Materials and methods: 10 patients with AVMs supplied by multiple cerebral arteries were investigated. The three-dimensional structure of the AVM nidus, feeding arteries, and draining veins were reconstructed from rotational angiographic images and then displayed on a single image in a fused manner. Results: In the vessel fusion image, the tangled cluster of vessels surrounding the AVMs could be clearly visualized in three-dimensional space from a selected optimal viewing angle. Each AVM nidus component with its specific feeding arteries and venous drainage could be accurately identified. Conclusions: The vessel fusion technique offered detailed anatomical information that enabled clinicians to better understand the AVM structure, which helped with treatment planning. © 2014, BMJ Publishing Group. All rights reserved. Source

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