Today more and more clinicians are performing endovascular stenting and coiling for treatment of intracranial aneurysms. Newer devices are being developed using materials that are more flexible to provide better durability, which allow the structural design of the devices to be smaller in size to improve patient outcomes.
Traditional flat panel detectors have difficulty in visualization of the newer devices being used today during minimally invasive interventional procedures. Digital Live Zoom can be used to increase image display size in real time during both fluoroscopy and digital acquisitions, from 1.2 to 2.4 times standard field of views (FOV: 12", 10", 8", or 6"). However using the highest live zoom modes tend to create digital distortion and pixilation in the image. Canon Medical’s new, technologically advanced High Definition detector technology boosts visualization and increases spatial resolution to facilitate the clinician in delivering safe patient care during interventional procedures.
A 30-year-old female arrived at the emergency department complaining of the worst headache of her life. A CT scan of the head and a lumbar puncture were done, both were negative for the possibility of a subarachnoid hemorrhage. She then went for magnetic resonance angiography, which showed her to have an 11 mm right carotid cavernous sinus aneurysm.
Images courtesy of Dr. Adnan Siddiqui at Gates Vascular Institute in Buffalo, NY