Peripheral Arteries

  • Wieland H. Sommer
  • Carolin Brockmann
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Dual Energy bone removal and plaque removal are useful tools for peripheral run-off CT-angiography. Dual Energy bone removal shows significant advantages over software-based bone removal tools with less vessel segmentation errors, especially in the lower leg, where small vessels may run directly adjacent to the bones. It is a “one-click application”, works without user interaction, and therefore, shows high practicability for clinical routine. Bone-removed MIPs of peripheral arteries may serve as a useful tool for a fast evaluation of large datasets and provide a good overview for surgical planning in patients suffering from PAD.


Compute Tomography Angiography Digital Subtraction Angiography Dual Energy Calcify Plaque Bone Removal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Clinical RadiologyUniversity of Munich, Grosshadern HospitalMunichGermany
  2. 2.Department of Clinical Radiology and Nuclear MedicineUniversity Medical Center Mannheim, Medical Faculty Mannheim of the University of HeidelbergMannheimGermany

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