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Centerline correction of incorrectly segmented coronary arteries in CT angiography
Author(s): Ling Fu; Yan Kang
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Paper Abstract

For computer-aided diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases, accurately extracted centerlines of coronary arteries are important. However, centerlines extracted from incorrectly segmented vessels are usually unsatisfactory. For this reason, we propose two automatic centerline correction methods in this paper. First, a method based on the local volume comparison and the morphological comparison is presented to remove false centerlines from over-segmented tissues. Second, another method based on the judgment of vessel identity and the gradient-SDF (source distance field) calculation is presented to add missing centerlines of under-segmented vessels. We have validated the proposed centerline correction methods on real CT angiographic datasets of coronary arteries. The quantitative evaluation results show that the proposed methods can effectively correct centerline errors arising from erroneous vessel segmentation in most cases.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 March 2013
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8768, International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing (ICGIP 2012), 87683G (20 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2011059
Show Author Affiliations
Ling Fu, Northeastern Univ. (China)
Yan Kang, Northeastern Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8768:
International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing (ICGIP 2012)
Zeng Zhu, Editor(s)

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