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A new morphological tool to extract blood vessels in cross sectional MRI
Author(s): Cédric Blanchard; Tadeusz Sliwa; Alain Lalande; Olivier Bouchot; Yvon Voisin
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we propose a new method of mathematical morphology called Aurora transform. This is a geodesic reconstruction that only spreads in radial orientations from a center. Thanks to this method, star domains such as blood vessels in cross sectional planes are extracted even if these regions are often inhomogeneous or some parts of their edges are not drawn very well. This method has been successfully applied to extract the edges of the aortic root, the ascending and the descending aorta in cross sectional cine-MRI. It has been then compared to the use of some active contours.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 March 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8669, Medical Imaging 2013: Image Processing, 86691R (13 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2006637
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Cédric Blanchard, Lab. Le2i, CNRS, Univ. de Bourgogne (France)
Tadeusz Sliwa, Lab. Le2i, CNRS, Univ. de Bourgogne (France)
Alain Lalande, Lab. Le2i, CNRS, Univ. de Bourgogne (France)
Olivier Bouchot, Lab. Le2i, CNRS, Univ. de Bourgogne (France)
Yvon Voisin, Lab. Le2i, CNRS, Univ. de Bourgogne (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8669:
Medical Imaging 2013: Image Processing
Sebastien Ourselin; David R. Haynor, Editor(s)

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