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Automatic and accurate measurement of a cross-sectional area of vessels in 3D x-ray angiography images
Author(s): Karl Krissian; Regis Vaillant
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Paper Abstract

Variation in the diameter of vessels is a key information for treatment of stenosis. This information is usually obtained from standard 2-D projective acquisitions. We propose an automatic method for the quantification of vessels cross- sections in 3D vascular reconstructions from x-ray images. First, a closed continuous surface is extracted. This surface represents the vessels contours selected with a given centerline. Then, the area of the cross-sections along the central axis is obtained by intersection of the contour and the plane of each cross-section. A model of the vessels allows to correct the first estimation. Tests on phantom images give a precision of the vessels radius below 0.5 voxel. Results are also presented on real vessels containing stenosis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3979, Medical Imaging 2000: Image Processing, (6 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.387729
Show Author Affiliations
Karl Krissian, INRIA (Spain)
Regis Vaillant, GE Medical Systems (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3979:
Medical Imaging 2000: Image Processing
Kenneth M. Hanson, Editor(s)

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