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Interframe registration of IVUS images due to catheter rotation with feature-based optical flow
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Paper Abstract

The quantitative assessment of and compensation for catheter rotation in Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) images presents a fundamental problem for noninvasive characterization of the mechanical properties of the coronary arteries. A method based on the scale-space optical flow algorithm with a feature-based weighting scheme is proposed to account for the aforementioned artifact. The computed vector field, describing the transformation between two consecutive frames, allows the quantitative assessment of the amount of vessel wall tissue motion, which is directly related to the catheter rotation. Algorithm accuracy and robustness were demonstrated on a tissue-mimicking phantom, subjected to controlled amount of angular deviation. The proposed method shows a great reliability in prediction of catheter rotational motion up to 4°.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 March 2007
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6513, Medical Imaging 2007: Ultrasonic Imaging and Signal Processing, 65130V (12 March 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.707303
Show Author Affiliations
Mikhail G. Danilouchkine, Erasmus Medical Ctr. (Netherlands)
Frits Mastik, Erasmus Medical Ctr. (Netherlands)
Antonius F. W. van der Steen, Erasmus Medical Ctr. (Netherlands)
Interuniversity Cardiology Institute of the Netherlands (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6513:
Medical Imaging 2007: Ultrasonic Imaging and Signal Processing
Stanislav Y. Emelianov; Stephen A. McAleavey, Editor(s)

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