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Reconstruction and navigation of carotid artery based on ultrasonic volume data
Author(s): Yoo-Joo Choi; Soo-Min Song; Hyun-Joo Yun; Byoung-Joo Kwak; Myoung-Hee Kim
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we introduce new diagnosis tool to observe carotid artery based on ultrasonic volume data. The main components and applied algorithms of the developed diagnosis tool are explained. As one of main components, the semi-automatic segmentation method includes an effective speckle reducing filter and an automatic ROI tracking scheme. Furthermore, we present the reconstruction method that is effective for Y-typed carotid artery and the navigation path generation method that applies interpolation of medial points of ROI. To support the objective diagnosis, we provide the automatic measurement method of artery’s diameter. To show usefulness of the developed tool, we constructed 3D model for carotid artery of 34-year-old person and the diameter of carotid artery was automatically measured.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 April 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5373, Medical Imaging 2004: Ultrasonic Imaging and Signal Processing, (28 April 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.536960
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Yoo-Joo Choi, Ewha Womans Univ. (South Korea)
Soo-Min Song, Ewha Womans Univ. (South Korea)
Hyun-Joo Yun, Ewha Womans Univ. (South Korea)
Byoung-Joo Kwak, Medison Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
Myoung-Hee Kim, Ewha Womans Univ. (South Korea)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5373:
Medical Imaging 2004: Ultrasonic Imaging and Signal Processing
William F. Walker; Stanislav Y. Emelianov, Editor(s)

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