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Reconstruction of 3D geometric models of pulmonary arteries from cardiac CT images
Author(s): Chien Chih Yu; Yu-Tai Ching; S. J. Chen
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Paper Abstract

We present a method to construct the geometric model of the pulmonary arteries from a set of cardiac CT scan images. It is desired that the model is in rectangular meshes. The main difficulties in this work are insufficient resolution along z-direction, the requirement of the rectangular meshes, and the geometric shape of the pulmonary arteries. We present a method that is based on estimation the medial axis and the radii of the vessel along the axis. We evaluate the proposed method using a phantom data set. The proposed method can achieve good reconstructed result for the phantom data set.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 April 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4683, Medical Imaging 2002: Physiology and Function from Multidimensional Images, (24 April 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.463619
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Chien Chih Yu, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
Yu-Tai Ching, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
S. J. Chen, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4683:
Medical Imaging 2002: Physiology and Function from Multidimensional Images
Anne V. Clough; Chin-Tu Chen, Editor(s)

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