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Abstract #1835

Simultaneous Stereoscopic 3D-Visualization of Vascular Structures and a Passive Catheter in Real Time

Alexander Brunner1, Florian Maier2, Wolfhard Semmler1, Michael Bock3

1Dpt. of Medical Physics in Radiology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany; 2Dpt. of Imaging Physics, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, United States; 3Dpt. of Radiology - Medical Physics, University Hospital Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Conventional 2D-X-ray fluoroscopy or DSA only provide projection images of the vessels during intravascular catheter interventions, and expose both patient and inter-ventionalist to ionizing radiation. To enable MR-guided intravascular procedures, in this work an acquisition and display concept for stereoscopic images is presented that acquires fast projections images at different stereo angles. These images are displayed on a modified 3D monitor to visualize vascular structures and a passive catheter in 3D in real-time.