Gerrit Schnwald1, Gregor Schaefers2, Georg Haltern3, Brigitte Kipfmller4
Purpose Development of a standardized procedure to evaluate which factors need to be optimized for quantification of in-stent stenosis by analysis of lumenvisibility in a static MRI model of coronary in-stent stenosis. Methods Stents were placed into tubes and equipped with artificial restenosis made of a pre-investigated material. The tubes were placed in a phantom. A 1.5 and a 3 Tesla MR-system were used. Results Quantification of in-stent stenosis was limited in stainless steel stents and cobalt-chromium stents by artifacts. Tantalum stent showed a lower rate of artifacts. Conclusion Image quality was strongly depended from stent material and stent design.