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Vessel cross-section determination based on nonrigid registration and electric field model
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Paper Abstract

Diameters (or areas) of vessel cross-sections provide useful information for diagnosis and surgery planning. However, the ordinary centerline-perpendicular cross-sections are often inappropriate to use because the centerline may include unwanted local curvatures in irregular or asymmetric regions and high curvatures in sharply bended regions. In this paper, we try to improve the accuracy of vessel cross-section measurement by properly adjusting the centerline. To alleviate local curvatures in the centerline while preserving the global shape faithfully, we register a deformable cylindrical model onto the vessel lumen, and subsequently adopt the axis of the registered model as the adjusted centerline for determining cross-sections. In addition, by introducing the electric field model, we prevent undesirable intersection of cross-sections that is often found in sharply bended regions. Experiments are performed using various synthesized images that simulate abnormal vessels with stenoses or aneurysms. The results show that the registration process successfully eliminates unwanted local curvatures while preserving the global shape of the vessel, and obtained cross-sections do not intersect each other even in the region of high curvature.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 March 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6143, Medical Imaging 2006: Physiology, Function, and Structure from Medical Images, 61432H (13 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.651263
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Dong-Goo Kang, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea)
Won Seong, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea)
Jong Beom Ra, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6143:
Medical Imaging 2006: Physiology, Function, and Structure from Medical Images
Armando Manduca; Amir A. Amini, Editor(s)

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