Reconstructing coronary arterial segments from three projection boundaries

Kayikcioglu T. , GANGAL A. , TURHAL M.

PATTERN RECOGNITION LETTERS, cilt.22, ss.611-624, 2001 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 22
  • Basım Tarihi: 2001
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/s0167-8655(01)00013-7
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.611-624


This paper describes a method for the three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction of coronary arterial segments from three projection boundaries. The method is based on the 3D generalized cylinder (GC) model with elliptic cross-sections and mainly consists of a model-based estimation of the vessel boundaries, precise computation of the ellipse parameters of arterial cross-sections from the estimated boundaries, and obtaining the 3D structures by linking consecutive cross-sections. Synthetic and real experiments showed that the method is robust to degradation sources and consequently superior to the two-view method because it uses boundary instead of gray-level information. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.