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Coronary 3D reconstruction using IVUS images only: a numeric phantom investigation
Author(s): Monica Mitiko Soares Matsumoto; Fernando Mitsuyama Cardoso; Pedro Alves Lemos; Sergio Shiguemi Furuie
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Paper Abstract

Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) examination offers a tomographic view of the vessel, having the catheter tip as reference. During examination, the catheter is pulled back with a constant speed (0.5 or 1.0 mm/s) and the ultrasound transducer captures cross-sectional slices of the coronary. Currently, 3D IVUS reconstruction is based on single-plane or biplane angiography together with IVUS images. In this work, we present a preliminary approach to reconstruct tridimensionally the catheter path and coronary, based only on IVUS sequence. We have proposed a numeric phantom framework: coronary simulation, catheter dynamic path simulation, IVUS acquisition, reconstruction and validation. Our method infers the catheter path inside the coronary, based on shortest path graph algorithm. To reconstruct morphology, we have associated the catheter path and the position of the frame with smoothness costs, and solved it as a minimization problem. In this experiment we have used three different morphologies (straight, one curve and two curves) and 60 random initializations each for the initial point and angle of catheter insertion. The results for the plane containing the centerline of the catheter were 95.8% true positive and 8.5% false positive rates.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 March 2010
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7629, Medical Imaging 2010: Ultrasonic Imaging, Tomography, and Therapy, 762915 (12 March 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.844060
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Monica Mitiko Soares Matsumoto, Instituto do Coração da Univ. São Paulo (Brazil)
Fernando Mitsuyama Cardoso, Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (Brazil)
Pedro Alves Lemos, Instituto do Coração da Univ. São Paulo (Brazil)
Sergio Shiguemi Furuie, Instituto do Coração da Univ. São Paulo (Brazil)
Escola Politécnica da Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7629:
Medical Imaging 2010: Ultrasonic Imaging, Tomography, and Therapy
Jan D'hooge; Stephen A. McAleavey, Editor(s)

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