Automated extraction of vascular information from angiographic images using a vessel-tracking algorithm

Noam Alperin, Kenneth R. Hoffmann, Kunio Doi

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Abstract

We are developing an automated method for tracking the entire vascular tree in x-ray angiographic images. The vascular tree information which is obtained by our tracking method can be used for automated analyses of angiographic images such as detection and quantitation of vascular lesions, identification of regions related to diseased vessels, reconstruction of 3D representations from biplane images, and analysis of blood flow. Our tracking method incorporates an efficient way of sampling the image data, a connectivity test to assure that the tracking follows paths which are within vascular segments, and a guided-search method in which information from nearby regions of the image is used to guide the tracking. Our current tracking method is more robust than a previous method and is capable of accurately tracking complex vascular trees which include tortuous vessels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsRudolph P. Guzik, Hans E. Eppinger, Richard E. Gillespie, Mary K. Dubiel, James E. Pearson
PublisherPubl by Int Soc for Optical Engineering
Pages27-31
Number of pages5
Volume1396
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes
EventApplications of Optical Engineering: Proceedings of OE/Midwest '90 - Rosemont, IL, USA
Duration: Sep 27 1990Sep 28 1990

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OtherApplications of Optical Engineering: Proceedings of OE/Midwest '90
CityRosemont, IL, USA
Period9/27/909/28/90

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Alperin, N., Hoffmann, K. R., & Doi, K. (1991). Automated extraction of vascular information from angiographic images using a vessel-tracking algorithm. In R. P. Guzik, H. E. Eppinger, R. E. Gillespie, M. K. Dubiel, & J. E. Pearson (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 1396, pp. 27-31). Publ by Int Soc for Optical Engineering.

Automated extraction of vascular information from angiographic images using a vessel-tracking algorithm. / Alperin, Noam; Hoffmann, Kenneth R.; Doi, Kunio.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / Rudolph P. Guzik; Hans E. Eppinger; Richard E. Gillespie; Mary K. Dubiel; James E. Pearson. Vol. 1396 Publ by Int Soc for Optical Engineering, 1991. p. 27-31.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Alperin, N, Hoffmann, KR & Doi, K 1991, Automated extraction of vascular information from angiographic images using a vessel-tracking algorithm. in RP Guzik, HE Eppinger, RE Gillespie, MK Dubiel & JE Pearson (eds), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 1396, Publ by Int Soc for Optical Engineering, pp. 27-31, Applications of Optical Engineering: Proceedings of OE/Midwest '90, Rosemont, IL, USA, 9/27/90.
Alperin N, Hoffmann KR, Doi K. Automated extraction of vascular information from angiographic images using a vessel-tracking algorithm. In Guzik RP, Eppinger HE, Gillespie RE, Dubiel MK, Pearson JE, editors, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 1396. Publ by Int Soc for Optical Engineering. 1991. p. 27-31
Alperin, Noam ; Hoffmann, Kenneth R. ; Doi, Kunio. / Automated extraction of vascular information from angiographic images using a vessel-tracking algorithm. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / Rudolph P. Guzik ; Hans E. Eppinger ; Richard E. Gillespie ; Mary K. Dubiel ; James E. Pearson. Vol. 1396 Publ by Int Soc for Optical Engineering, 1991. pp. 27-31
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