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Methodology for three-dimensional reconstruction of intravascular ultrasound images
Author(s): Eric Maurincomme; Isabelle E. Magnin; Gerard Finet; Robert Goutte
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Paper Abstract

Intravascular ultrasound imaging is a new method for obtaining high resolution images of sections of the arterial wall. It is particularly interesting for detecting features of vascular pathology that are inaccessible by other conventional techniques. We propose a methodology for acquiring image sequences, that allows us to reconstruct a three-dimensional image of the vessels. The various positions of the catheter within the artery lead to geometric distortions of the ultrasound image. First, we have observed, analyzed, and interpreted the most specific reasons for intravascular image artefacts, using calibrated phantoms. Second, sequences of in- vitro pathological segments are acquired. Some pre-filtering methods are tested, in order to ease the segmentation step. Finally, the corresponding 3-D image is reconstructed and visualized, using various volume rendering techniques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1992
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1653, Medical Imaging VI: Image Capture, Formatting, and Display, (1 May 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.59482
Show Author Affiliations
Eric Maurincomme, Lab. Traitement du Signal et Ultrasons/INSA (France)
Isabelle E. Magnin, Lab. Traitement du Signal et Ultrasons/INSA (France)
Gerard Finet, Hopital Cardio-Vasculaire et Pneumologique (France)
Robert Goutte, Lab. Traitement du Signal et Ultrasons/INSA (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1653:
Medical Imaging VI: Image Capture, Formatting, and Display
Yongmin Kim, Editor(s)

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