Coronary artery center-line extraction using second order local features

Farsad Zamani Boroujeni, Rahmita Wirza O K Rahmat, Norwati Mustapha, Lilly Suriani Affendey, Oteh Maskon

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Abstract

Of interest is the accurate and robust delineation of vessel center-lines for complete arterial tree structure in coronary angiograms which is an imperative step towards 3D reconstruction of coronary tree and feature-based registration of multiple view angiograms. Most existing center-line tracking methods encounter limitations in coping with abrupt variations in local artery direction and sudden changes of lumen diameter that occur in the vicinity of arterial lesions. This paper presents an improved center-line tracing algorithm for automatic extraction of coronary arterial tree based on robust local features. The algorithm employs an improved scanning schema based on eigenvalues of Hessian matrix for reliable identification of true vessel points as well as an adaptive look-ahead distance schema for calculating the magnitude of scanning profile. In addition to a huge variety of clinical examples, a well-established vessel simulation tool was used to create several synthetic angiograms for objective comparison and performance evaluation. The experimental results on the accuracy and robustness of the proposed algorithm and its counterparts under difficult situations such as poor image quality and complicated vessel geometry are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Article number940981
JournalComputational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
Volume2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Coronary Artery
Local Features
Vessel
Coronary Vessels
Angiography
Line
Schema
Scanning
Trees (mathematics)
Image quality
Hessian matrix
Look-ahead
3D Reconstruction
Arteries
Tree Structure
Simulation Tool
Tracing
Image Quality
Registration
Performance Evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

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Zamani Boroujeni, F., Rahmat, R. W. O. K., Mustapha, N., Affendey, L. S., & Maskon, O. (2012). Coronary artery center-line extraction using second order local features. Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, 2012, [940981]. https://doi.org/10.1155/2012/940981

Coronary artery center-line extraction using second order local features. / Zamani Boroujeni, Farsad; Rahmat, Rahmita Wirza O K; Mustapha, Norwati; Affendey, Lilly Suriani; Maskon, Oteh.

In: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, Vol. 2012, 940981, 2012.

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Zamani Boroujeni, Farsad ; Rahmat, Rahmita Wirza O K ; Mustapha, Norwati ; Affendey, Lilly Suriani ; Maskon, Oteh. / Coronary artery center-line extraction using second order local features. In: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine. 2012 ; Vol. 2012.
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