Three-dimensional reconstructions of 19 coronary artery stents from biplane angiograms were used for measurement of the volume through which the stents traversed during the cardiac cycle. This volume, less than 0.8% of the whole heart volume in all patients, represents a target volume for high-precision radiotherapy to treat coronary artery in-stent restenosis.

*Cardiac Volume, Aged, Brachytherapy/*methods, Coronary Angiography/*methods, Coronary Restenosis/etiology/physiopathology/*rehabilitation, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Radiotherapy Dosage, Radiotherapy, Conformal/*methods, Stents/*adverse effects,
Radiotherapy & Oncology
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Leter, E.M, Schuurbiers, J.C.H, Levendag, P.C, Nowak, P.J.C.M, Wentzel, J.J, Carlier, S.G, … Slager, C.J. (2002). Coronary stent traversed volume during the cardiac cycle defined as a target for high-precision radiotherapy by using biplane angiograms. Radiotherapy & Oncology, 63(1), 103–106. doi:10.1016/S0167-8140(02)00016-6