TOWARDS COMPUTER ASSISTED CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION - How 3D Visualization Supports It

Klaus Drechsler, Cristina Oyarzun Laura, Georgios Sakas

Abstract

Although cardiac catheterization procedures take place under x-ray guidance, the doctor is almost blind. Vessels are almost invisible until he injects a contrast agent and looking only at 2D x-ray images and reconstructing a 3D image in his head makes it error prone and tedious. Only experienced doctors are able to accomplish this procedure with the expected results. This paper describes our preliminary work and work in progress to support doctors during cardiac catheterizations using 3D visualization.

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Drechsler K., Oyarzun Laura C. and Sakas G. (2009). TOWARDS COMPUTER ASSISTED CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION - How 3D Visualization Supports It . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Imaging Theory and Applications - Volume 1: IMAGAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2009) ISBN 978-989-8111-68-5, pages 159-165. DOI: 10.5220/0001771801590165


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@conference{imagapp09,
author={Klaus Drechsler and Cristina Oyarzun Laura and Georgios Sakas},
title={TOWARDS COMPUTER ASSISTED CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION - How 3D Visualization Supports It},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Imaging Theory and Applications - Volume 1: IMAGAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2009)},
year={2009},
pages={159-165},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001771801590165},
isbn={978-989-8111-68-5},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Imaging Theory and Applications - Volume 1: IMAGAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2009)
TI - TOWARDS COMPUTER ASSISTED CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION - How 3D Visualization Supports It
SN - 978-989-8111-68-5
AU - Drechsler K.
AU - Oyarzun Laura C.
AU - Sakas G.
PY - 2009
SP - 159
EP - 165
DO - 10.5220/0001771801590165