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Tracking-based Segmentation and Volume Rendering for Assessing Stenosis of Coronary Arteries in MS-CTA Images

Mueller, Daniel C., Maeder, Anthony J., & O'Shea, Peter J. (2007) Tracking-based Segmentation and Volume Rendering for Assessing Stenosis of Coronary Arteries in MS-CTA Images. In Gobbetti, E. (Ed.) Computer Graphics and Imaging (CGIM), February 13 – 15, Innsbruck, Austria.

Abstract

Multi-slice spiral computed tomography angiography (MS-CTA) is emerging as a clinically robust modality for diagnosis and surgical planning for coronary heart disease. To enable these tasks the coronary arteries must be segmented and visualised. This paper proposes the use of an improved tracking-based algorithm for segmenting the coronary artery network. The segmentation results are coupled with direct volume rendering allowing for the 3-D visualisation of the degree of stenosis. We represent vessels using a generalised-cylinder model, which facilitates fast segmentation and the visualisation of vessel cross-sectional area. A number of synthetic and in vivo datasets are used to validate and demonstrate the approach.

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ID Code: 6451
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: Imaging and Image Processing, Vessel Segmentation, Volume Rendering, Medical Imaging
ISBN: 9780889866447
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Image Processing (080106)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (090300) > Biomedical Instrumentation (090303)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Computer Graphics (080103)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 ACTA Press
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 12 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:31

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