Automatic detection of calcified coronary plaques in computed tomography data sets

Stefan C. Saur, and Hatem Alkadhi, and Lotus Desbiolles, and Gabor Szekely, and Philippe C. Cattin, . (2008) Automatic detection of calcified coronary plaques in computed tomography data sets. In: Medical image computing and computer-assisted intervention - MICCAI 2008 : 11th International Conference, New York, NY, USA, September 6-10, 2008 ; Proceedings, Part 1. Berlin, pp. 170-177.

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The detection of calcified plaques is an essential step in the assessment of coronary heart diseases. However, manual plaque segmentation is subjected to intra- and inter-observer variability. We present a novel framework for the automatic detection of calcified coronary plaques in Computed Tomography images. In contrast to the state-of-the-art, both the native and the angio data sets are included to gain additional information about each plaque for its detection and subsequent assessment. The framework was successfully tested on 127 patients where 85.5% of the calcified and 96% of the obstructive plaques have been detected.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Biomedical Engineering > Imaging and Computational Modelling > Center for medical Image Analysis & Navigation (Cattin)
UniBasel Contributors:Cattin, Philippe Claude
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item, refereed
Conference or workshop item Subtype:Conference Paper
Note:Also published in: Lecture notes in computer science. - Berlin : Springer. - 5241 (2008), S. 170-177 -- Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Conference paper
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