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Stenosis parameter assessment from contrast medium tracking in cineangiography with an optical flow method
Author(s): Bernard Imbert; Jean Meunier; Rosaire Mongrain; Gilles Hudon; Michel J. Bertrand
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we present an optical flow method to infer the blood flow in arteries by tracking the contrast medium in angiography. in our approach, the velocity field is constrained to be parabolic to take into account this particular property of laminar blood flows. With this method, we get several parameters, both hemodynamic and geometric: the artery radius, the maximum velocity, the blood flow, the centerline position of the artery and other related ones. Tests of the algorithm were conducted on simulated cineangiographic images of straight and stenotic vessels and show errors ranging from 1 percent of straight vessels and up to 10 percent for short stenosis. Preliminary results with femoral arteries are also very encouraging.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 April 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3034, Medical Imaging 1997: Image Processing, (25 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.274149
Show Author Affiliations
Bernard Imbert, Univ. de Montreal (Canada)
Jean Meunier, Univ. de Montreal (Canada)
Rosaire Mongrain, Institut de Cardiologie de Montreal (Canada)
Gilles Hudon, Institut de Cardiologie de Montreal (Canada)
Michel J. Bertrand, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3034:
Medical Imaging 1997: Image Processing
Kenneth M. Hanson, Editor(s)

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