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Structural Analysis Of The Coronary Arterial Tree
Author(s): J. J. Gerbrands; J.H. C. Reiber; B. Scholts; G. Langhout; C. J. Kooijman
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Paper Abstract

Computer-aided analysis of coronary cine-angiograms provides ways to extract information about the structure of the coronary arterial tree from these films. The delineation of the coronary tree in sin-gle frames will be described, as well as the assessment of local contraction patterns from two ortho-gonal cine-angiograms. The procedure to detect the coronary tree consists of a gated background subtraction method, followed by a region growing process. The Hilditch-skeleton forms the basis for the construction of an attributed binary tree, where the nodes correspond with bifurcations in the arterial system. Minimum-cost tree-matching procedures on two series of attributed binary trees from two orthogonal cine-angiograms are used for the assessment of local epicardial contraction patterns.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1982
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0375, Medical Imaging and Image Interpretation, (1 November 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.934596
Show Author Affiliations
J. J. Gerbrands, Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands)
J.H. C. Reiber, Erasmus University (The Netherlands)
B. Scholts, Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands)
G. Langhout, Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands)
C. J. Kooijman, Erasmus University (The Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0375:
Medical Imaging and Image Interpretation
Judith M. S. Prewitt, Editor(s)

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