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Construction of topological structure of 3D coronary vessels for analysis of catheter navigation in interventional cardiology simulation
Author(s): Yaoping Wang; Cheekong K. Chui; Yiyu Cai; KoonHou Mak
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Paper Abstract

This study presents an approach to build a 3D vascular system of coronary for the development of a virtual cardiology simulator. The 3D model of the coronary arterial tree is reconstructed from the geometric information segmented from the Visible Human data set for physical analysis of catheterization. The process of segmentation is guided by a 3D topologic hierarchy structure of coronary vessels which is obtained from a mechanical model by using Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) probing. This mechanical professional model includes all major coronary arterials ranging from right coronary artery to atrioventricular branch and from left main trunk to left anterior descending branch. All those branches are considered as the main operating sites for cardiology catheterization. Along with the primary arterial vasculature and accompanying secondary and tertiary networks obtained from a previous work, a more complete vascular structure can then be built for the simulation of catheterization. A novel method has been developed for real time Finite Element Analysis of catheter navigation based on this featured vasculature of vessels.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 June 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3335, Medical Imaging 1998: Image Display, (26 June 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.312515
Show Author Affiliations
Yaoping Wang, Kent Ridge Digital Labs. (Singapore)
Cheekong K. Chui, Kent Ridge Digital Labs. (Singapore)
Yiyu Cai, Kent Ridge Digital Labs. (Singapore)
KoonHou Mak, Tan Tock Seng Hospital (Singapore)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3335:
Medical Imaging 1998: Image Display
Yongmin Kim; Seong Ki Mun, Editor(s)

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