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Full-Volume Assessment of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms by 3-D Ultrasound and Magnetic Tracking

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Volume assessment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) using 3-D ultrasound (US) is an innovative technique reporting good agreement with computed tomography angiography. One major limitation of the current 3-D US technique is a limited field of view, allowing full AAA acquisition in only 60% of patients. This study presents two new US acquisition protocols using magnetic field tracking, providing an "extended field of view" (XFoV-2-D and XFoV-3-D) with the aim of including both the aortic bifurcation and neck for full-volume assessment, and compares these methods with the current standard 3-D US protocol and with computed tomography angiography. A total of 20 AAA patients were included and underwent the current standard 3-D US protocol and the two novel 3-D US "extended field of view" protocols. Four patients were excluded from further analysis because of low image quality, leaving 16 patients eligible for analysis. Full AAA volume was achieved in 8 patients (50%) using the standard 3-D US protocol, in 11 patients (69%) with the XFoV-2-D protocol and in 13 patients (81%) with the XFoV-3-D protocol. In conclusion, this article describes two new and feasible US protocols applicable for full-AAA-volume estimation in most patients and should initiate further research into the added value of full volume in AAA surveillance.

Original languageEnglish
JournalUltrasound in Medicine & Biology
Volume46
Issue number12
Pages (from-to)3440-3447
Number of pages8
ISSN0301-5629
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Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020

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