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Three-dimensional registration of intravascular optical coherence tomography and cryo-image volumes for microscopic-resolution validation
Author(s): David Prabhu; Emile Mehanna; Madhusudhana Gargesha; Eric J. Brandt; Di Wen; Nienke S. van Ditzhuijzen; Daniel Chamie; Hirosada Yamamoto; Yusuke Fujino; Ali Alian; Jaymin Patel; Marco A. Costa; Hiram G. Bezerra; David L. Wilson

Paper Abstract

Evidence suggests high-resolution, high-contrast, 100  frames/s intravascular optical coherence tomography (IVOCT) can distinguish plaque types, but further validation is needed, especially for automated plaque characterization. We developed experimental and three-dimensional (3-D) registration methods to provide validation of IVOCT pullback volumes using microscopic, color, and fluorescent cryo-image volumes with optional registered cryo-histology. A specialized registration method matched IVOCT pullback images acquired in the catheter reference frame to a true 3-D cryo-image volume. Briefly, an 11-parameter registration model including a polynomial virtual catheter was initialized within the cryo-image volume, and perpendicular images were extracted, mimicking IVOCT image acquisition. Virtual catheter parameters were optimized to maximize cryo and IVOCT lumen overlap. Multiple assessments suggested that the registration error was better than the 200-μm spacing between IVOCT image frames. Tests on a digital synthetic phantom gave a registration error of only +1.3±2.7  μm (signed distance). Visual assessment of randomly presented nearby frames suggested registration accuracy within 1 IVOCT frame interval (−25.0±174.3  μm). This would eliminate potential misinterpretations confronted by the typical histological approaches to validation, with estimated 1-mm errors. The method can be used to create annotated datasets and automated plaque classification methods and can be extended to other intravascular imaging modalities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 June 2016
PDF: 11 pages
J. Med. Img. 3(2) 026004 doi: 10.1117/1.JMI.3.2.026004
Published in: Journal of Medical Imaging Volume 3, Issue 2
Show Author Affiliations
David Prabhu, Case Western Reserve Univ. (United States)
Emile Mehanna, Univ. Hospitals of Cleveland (United States)
Madhusudhana Gargesha, Case Western Reserve Univ. (United States)
Eric J. Brandt, Univ. Hospitals Case Medical Ctr. (United States)
Di Wen, Case Western Reserve Univ. (United States)
Univ. Hospitals Case Medical Ctr. (United States)
Nienke S. van Ditzhuijzen, Univ. Hospitals Case Medical Ctr. (United States)
Daniel Chamie, Univ. Hospitals Case Medical Ctr. (United States)
Hirosada Yamamoto, Univ. Hospitals Case Medical Ctr. (United States)
Yusuke Fujino, Univ. Hospitals Case Medical Ctr. (United States)
Ali Alian, Univ. Hospitals Case Medical Ctr. (United States)
Jaymin Patel, Case Western Reserve Univ. (United States)
Marco A. Costa, Univ. Hospitals Case Medical Ctr. (United States)
Hiram G. Bezerra, Univ. Hospitals Case Medical Ctr. (United States)
David L. Wilson, Case Western Reserve Univ. (United States)


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