Saturday, June 22, 2013

Fine arteries and damage from hypertension

Centerlines of arteries from 7T time of flight MRI image of a hypertensive patient

The 7T MRI let us see arteries that normally don't appear in MRI I had to learn new artery names this is the associated paper: I was limited to what images I could put in the paper.
Centerlines of arteries from a 7T time of flight MRI image of a normal blood pressure patient
You can see that the lower second healthy patient has more visible small lenticulostriate (LCA) arteries and they are straighter than the upper high blood pressure patient. So we are actually seeing and able to measure damage from hypertension. The centerlines are there to give us something e could measure.

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