Goldvalve detachable balloon: "In vitro" assessment of safety and imaging artifacts in a 3-T MR system

Guilherme Dabus, Ronald J. Gerstle, James Goodman, De Witte T. Cross, Christopher J. Moran, Colin P. Derdeyn

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Abstract

The Goldvalve balloon is the only currently available detachable balloon. We undertook a study to determine safety and imaging artifacts in a MR environment. We found no evidence for heating or deflection of the balloon in a comprehensive series of in vitro experiments at 3 T. MR imaging at field strengths up to 3 T of patients with implanted Goldvalve balloons is safe. Imaging artifacts are minimal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)409-411
Number of pages3
JournalNeuroradiology
Volume48
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • 3 Tesla
  • Artifacts
  • Detachable balloon
  • Magnetic resonance imaging

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