FULLY-AUTOMATIC IMPROVEMENT OF THE GEOMETRY OF A VESSEL GRAPH

J. Bruijns, F. J. Peters, R. P. M. Berretty, B. Barenbrug

Abstract

Volume representations of blood vessels acquired by 3D rotational angiography are very suitable for diagnosing a stenosis or an aneurysm. For optimal treatment, physicians need to know the shape parameters of the diseased vessel parts. Therefore, we developed a method for semi-automatic extraction of these parameters from a surface model of the vessel boundaries. To facilitate fully-automatic shape extraction along the vessels, we developed a method to generate a vessel graph. This vessel graph represents the topology faithfully. However, the nodes and the branches are not always located close to the center lines of the vessels. Nodes and branches outside the center region decrease the accuracy of the extracted shape parameters. In this paper we present a method to improve the geometry of a vessel graph.

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Bruijns J., J. Peters F., P. M. Berretty R. and Barenbrug B. (2007). FULLY-AUTOMATIC IMPROVEMENT OF THE GEOMETRY OF A VESSEL GRAPH . In Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 1: VISAPP, ISBN 978-972-8865-73-3, pages 243-252. DOI: 10.5220/0002039302430252


in Bibtex Style

@conference{visapp07,
author={J. Bruijns and F. J. Peters and R. P. M. Berretty and B. Barenbrug},
title={FULLY-AUTOMATIC IMPROVEMENT OF THE GEOMETRY OF A VESSEL GRAPH},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 1: VISAPP,},
year={2007},
pages={243-252},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002039302430252},
isbn={978-972-8865-73-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 1: VISAPP,
TI - FULLY-AUTOMATIC IMPROVEMENT OF THE GEOMETRY OF A VESSEL GRAPH
SN - 978-972-8865-73-3
AU - Bruijns J.
AU - J. Peters F.
AU - P. M. Berretty R.
AU - Barenbrug B.
PY - 2007
SP - 243
EP - 252
DO - 10.5220/0002039302430252