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Abstract #2579

Non-invasive vascular resistance assessment of the main branch of the cerebral venous tree using 3D phase-contrast MR angiography

Sidy Fall1, Gwenael Page2, Jean-Marc Constans3, and Olivier Baledent1,4

1BioFlowImage, University of Picardy Jules Verne, AMIENS, France, 2BioFlowImage, University of Picardy Jules Verne, Amiens, France, 3Radiology Department, University Hospital of Picardy, Amiens, France, 4Image Processing Department, University Hospital of Picardy, Amiens, France

The venous drainage system may be influenced by the blood outflow resistance. Precise quantitative measurements of intracranial venous resistance are few. Phase-contrast (PC) MR angiography was used to quantify vascular resistance (VR) of the global cerebral venous system and to explore the correlations between the estimated resistances and the venous outflows measured by cine phase contrast (PC) MRI. Twenty six healthy volunteers participated in this study. The sum of resistances of the transverse sinus, sigmoid sinus and jugular vein correlated with the blood flows measured at C2C3 level: left R2 =0.39 and right R2 = 0.40 .

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