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Abstract #1179

A Novel Method to Calculate Vectorial Wall Shear Stress from 4D Phase Contrast MRI: Analytical and In-Vivo Validation in the Common Carotid Artery at Different Resolutions

Wouter V. Potters1, Pim van Ooij1, 2, Ed vanBavel2, Aart J. Nederveen1

1Radiology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands; 2Biomedical Engineering and Physics, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Wall shear stress (WSS) is the tangential force of flowing blood on the vessel wall. Calculation of WSS remains challenging. A novel method is presented to calculate time-resolved vectorial WSS along the entire vessel wall. The method was validated in software phantoms and in-vivo datasets of the common carotid artery at multiple resolutions. Results showed convergence of WSS towards theoretical WSS for the phantom data, which effect was reproduced in in-vivo data.