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User-constrained guidewire localization in fluoroscopy
Author(s): Philippe Mazouer; Terrence Chen; Ying Zhu; Peng Wang; Peter Durlak; Jean-Philippe Thiran; Dorin Comaniciu
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we present a learning-based guidewire localization algorithm which can be constrained by user inputs. The proposed algorithm automatically localizes guidewires in fluoroscopic images. In cases where the results are not satisfactory, the user can provide input to constrain the algorithm by clicking on the guidewire segment missed by the detection algorithm. The algorithm then re-localizes the guidewire and updates the result in less than 0.3 second. In extreme cases, more constraints can be provided until a satisfactory result is reached. The proposed algorithm can not only serve as an efficient initialization tool for guidewire tracking, it can also serve as an efficient annotation tool, either for cardiologists to mark the guidewire, or to build up a labeled database for evaluation. Through the improvement of the initialization of guidewire tracking, it also helps to improve the visibility of the guidewire during interventional procedures. Our study shows that even highly complicated guidewires can mostly be localized within 5 seconds by less than 6 clicks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 March 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7259, Medical Imaging 2009: Image Processing, 72591K (27 March 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.812342
Show Author Affiliations
Philippe Mazouer, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)
Terrence Chen, Siemens Corporate Research (United States)
Ying Zhu, Siemens Corporate Research (United States)
Peng Wang, Siemens Corporate Research (United States)
Peter Durlak, Siemens MED-AX (Germany)
Jean-Philippe Thiran, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)
Dorin Comaniciu, Siemens Corporate Research (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7259:
Medical Imaging 2009: Image Processing
Josien P. W. Pluim; Benoit M. Dawant, Editor(s)

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