Reconstructing coronary arterial segments from three projection boundaries

Kayikcioglu T., GANGAL A., TURHAL M.

PATTERN RECOGNITION LETTERS, vol.22, pp.611-624, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0167-8655(01)00013-7
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.611-624
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


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.