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Spatiotemporal detection of arterial structure using active contours
Author(s): M. Eric Hyche; Norberto F. Ezquerra; Rakesh Mullick
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Paper Abstract

Active contour models (commonly called `snakes'') have shown themselves to be a powerful and flexible paradigm for many problems in image understanding. Active contour models are now applied to the problem of detecting coronary blood vessels in cardiac angiography images, an important medical image understanding problem. Given two endpoints along a vessel, active contour models are used to find the vessel within a single angiography image. Snakes will also be employed to detect vessels across multiple frames, a task which involves computing local measures of interframe vessel motion. This is particularly important, since often the most useful information to clinicians is found in the motion of a vessel across the cardiac cycle.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 1992
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1808, Visualization in Biomedical Computing '92, (22 September 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.131067
Show Author Affiliations
M. Eric Hyche, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Norberto F. Ezquerra, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Rakesh Mullick, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1808:
Visualization in Biomedical Computing '92

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