Kinematic reconstruction in cardiovascular imaging
Bastarrika G (1), Huebra Rodríguez IJG (2), Calvo-Imirizaldu M (2), Suárez Vega VM (3), Alonso-Burgos A (3).
(1) Servicio de Radiología, Clínica Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Navarra, España.
(2) Servicio de Radiología, Clínica Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Navarra, España.
(3) Servicio de Radiología, Clínica Universidad de Navarra, Madrid, España
Advances in clinical applications of computed tomography have been accompanied by improvements in advanced post-processing tools. In addition to multiplanar reconstructions, curved planar reconstructions, maximum intensity projections, and volumetric reconstructions, very recently kinematic reconstruction has been developed.
This new technique, based on mathematical models that simulate the propagation of light beams through a volume of data, makes it possible to obtain very realistic three dimensional images.
This article illustrates examples of kinematic reconstructions and compares them with classical volumetric reconstructions in patients with cardiovascular disease in a way that makes it easy to establish the differences between the two types of reconstruction.
Kinematic reconstruction is a new method for representing three dimensional images that facilitates the explanation and comprehension of the findings.
CITATION Radiologia. 2018 May 17. pii: S0033-8338(18)30079-1. doi: 10.1016/j.rx.2018.03.004.