This paper describes an evaluation framework that allows a standardized and objective quantitative comparison of carotid artery lumen segmentation and stenosis grading algorithms. We describe the data repository comprising 56 multi-center, multi-vendor CTA datasets, their acquisition, the creation of the reference standard and the evaluation measures. This framework has been introduced at the MICCAI 2009 workshop 3D Segmentation in the Clinic: A Grand Challenge III, and we compare the results of eight teams that participated. These results show that automated segmentation of the vessel lumen is possible with a precision that is comparable to manual annotation. The framework is open for new submissions through the website

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Medical Image Analysis
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Hameeteman, K., Zuluaga, M. A., Freiman, M., Joskowicz, L., Cuisenaire, O., Valencia, F., … van Walsum, T. (2011). Evaluation framework for carotid bifurcation lumen segmentation and stenosis grading. Medical Image Analysis, 15(4), 477–488. doi:10.1016/