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Three-dimensional vascular reconstruction using an image-intensifier-based CT scanner: simulation results
Author(s): Guy M. Besson
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Paper Abstract

A detection-estintation method is introduced for use in digital subtraction angiography (DSA) . The method allows three dimensional (3-D) reconstruction of the vasculature by an image intensifier-based volume irnager using few subtracted projections. In the first step several 2-D projections are processed by vascular segmentation algorithms to define binary vasculature envelopes. In the second step a " logical" backprojection algorithm defines the 3-D binary envelope of the vasculature. The gray levels of the voxels within the 3-D envelope are then estimated by a constrained algebraic reconstruction technique (ART) to refine the vessel boundaries. Results of the reconstruction of an aluminum structure specially designed to test vascular reconstruction algorithms are presented. 1.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1233, Medical Imaging IV: Image Processing, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18928
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Guy M. Besson, Univ. of Utah School of Medicine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1233:
Medical Imaging IV: Image Processing
Murray H. Loew, Editor(s)

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