Michael Loecher1, Kevin Johnson1, Christopher Francois2, Oliver Wieben1
1Department of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, United States; 2Department of Radiology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, United States
This study aims to assess an alternative reconstruction method that utilizes the temporal information from a 4D radially encoded flow scan. The method creates and angiogram from dynamic time frames instead of a time averaged reconstruction. While the approach increases background noise, it alleviates the problem of signal drops and voids from reversing flow patterns. The utility of the algorithm was evaluated in a group of 4 volunteers and 6 patients, demonstrating improved signal consistency along the aorta.