Coronary lumen segmentation using graph cuts and robust kernel regression.
This paper presents a novel method for segmenting the coronary lumen in CTA data. The method is based on graph cuts, with edge-weights depending on the intensity of the centerline, and robust kernel regression. A quantitative evaluation in 28 coronary arteries from 12 patients is performed by comparing the semi-automatic segmentations to manual annotations. This evaluation showed that the method was able to segment the coronary arteries with high accuracy, compared to manually annotated segmentations, which is reflected in a Dice coefficient of 0.85 and average symmetric surface distance of 0.22 mm.
|Keywords||algorithm, angiocardiography, article, artificial intelligence, automated pattern recognition, computer assisted diagnosis, computer assisted tomography, human, image quality, methodology, regression analysis, reproducibility, sensitivity and specificity, three dimensional imaging|
Schaap, M.M., Neefjes, L.A.E., Metz, C.T., van der Giessen, A., Weustink, A.C., Mollet, N.R.A., … Niessen, W.J.. (2009). Coronary lumen segmentation using graph cuts and robust kernel regression.. Information Processing in Medical Imaging, 21, 528–539. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/17381