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Digital Image Processing Of Vascular Angiograms
Author(s): R. H. Selzer; D. H. Blankenhorn; E. S. Beckenbach; D. W. Crawford; S. H. Brooks
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Paper Abstract

A computer image processing technique has been developed to estimate the degree of athero sclerosis in the human femoral artery. With an angiographic film of the vessel as input, the computer has been programmed to estimate vessel abnormality through a series of measurements, some derived primarily from the vessel edge in formation and others from optical density vari ations within the lumen shadow. These measurements are combined into an atherosclerosis index, which as described below was found in a post-mortem study to correlate well with both visual and chemical estimates of atheroscle rotic disease.

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Date Published: 11 March 1976
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0072, Cardiovascular Imaging and Image Processing: Theory and Practice, (11 March 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.954651
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R. H. Selzer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (United States)
D. H. Blankenhorn, USC School of Medicine (United States)
E. S. Beckenbach, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (United States)
D. W. Crawford, USC School of Medicine (United States)
S. H. Brooks, USC School of Medicine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0072:
Cardiovascular Imaging and Image Processing: Theory and Practice
Donald C. Harrison; Harry A. Miller, Editor(s)

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