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A new binary descriptor for the automatic detection of coronary arteries in x-ray angiograms
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This paper presents a novel method for the automatic design of binary descriptors for the detection of coronary arteries in X-ray angiograms. The method is divided into two different steps for detection and segmentation. In the step of automatic vessel detection, the metaheuristic of iterated local search (ILS) is used for the design of optimal binary descriptors for detecting vessel-like structures by using the top-hat transform in the spatial image domain. The detection results are compared with those obtained by five state-of-the-art vessel enhancement methods. The proposed method obtained the highest detection results in terms of the area (Az ) under the ROC curve (Az = 0.9635) using a training set of 50 angiograms, and Az = 0.9544 with an independent test set of 50 X-ray images. In the segmentation step, the inter-class variance thresholding method was applied to classify vessel and nonvessel pixels from the top-hat filter response obtained from the binary descriptor. According to the experimental results, the vessel detection by using an automatically generated binary descriptor can be highly suitable for computer-aided diagnosis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 December 2018
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10975, 14th International Symposium on Medical Information Processing and Analysis, 1097517 (21 December 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2511569
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Ivan Cruz-Aceves, Ctr. de Investigación en Matemáticas, A.C. (Mexico)
Fernando Cervantes-Sanchez, Ctr. de Investigación en Matemáticas, A.C. (Mexico)
Martha A. Hernández-González, Unidad Médica de Alta Especialidad (Mexico)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10975:
14th International Symposium on Medical Information Processing and Analysis
Eduardo Romero; Natasha Lepore; Jorge Brieva, Editor(s)

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