Multigenerational analysis and visualization of large 3D vascular images

S. Y. Wan, E. L. Ritman, W. E. Higgins

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Abstract

Methods exist for extracting vascular tree structures from very large 3D medical images, such as those arising from micro-CT scanners. Techniques have not been well addressed, however, for characterizing the detailed statistical structure of the tree or for interacting with such data. In this paper, we present our ongoing efforts on the detailed generational analysis of large 3D vascular trees. Our previously proposed system discussed the initial image analysis and tree representation of 3D vascular images. Our current work improves the performance of the image analysis process and gives new means for evaluating the quantitative information and geometrical characteristics of the vasculature. Furthermore, we have made it more feasible to perform multigenerational analysis and topology manipulation interactively by incorporating visualization tools. Our current implementation of the image processing and analysis methods generates varied details of the branching geometry, at generation, inter-branch, and intra-branch levels. Variations of vessel surfaces, blood volumes, cross-sectional areas, and branch lengths in a whole tree are studied. The visualization tools provide functionality of displaying slices, projections of the 3D images, and surface rendering of the segmented trees. Also, tree-editing capability permits a user to interactively manipulate the vascular topology, such as modification of extraneous, generally peripheral artifactual, branches and generations, and update the statistical details of the tree in real time. We present results for 3D micro-CT rat heart images.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsM. Sonka, K.M. Hanson
Pages766-775
Number of pages10
Volume4322
Edition2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventMedical Imaging 2001 Image Processing - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 19 2001Feb 22 2001

Other

OtherMedical Imaging 2001 Image Processing
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period2/19/012/22/01

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Image analysis
Visualization
Topology
image analysis
Rats
Image processing
Blood
topology
Geometry
blood volume
editing
scanners
rats
vessels
image processing
manipulators
projection
geometry

Keywords

  • 3D medical image processing
  • 3D vascular tree analysis
  • Coronary arteries
  • Generation
  • Micro-CT imaging
  • Volume visualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Wan, S. Y., Ritman, E. L., & Higgins, W. E. (2001). Multigenerational analysis and visualization of large 3D vascular images. In M. Sonka, & K. M. Hanson (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (2 ed., Vol. 4322, pp. 766-775) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.431155

Multigenerational analysis and visualization of large 3D vascular images. / Wan, S. Y.; Ritman, E. L.; Higgins, W. E.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / M. Sonka; K.M. Hanson. Vol. 4322 2. ed. 2001. p. 766-775.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Wan, SY, Ritman, EL & Higgins, WE 2001, Multigenerational analysis and visualization of large 3D vascular images. in M Sonka & KM Hanson (eds), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. 2 edn, vol. 4322, pp. 766-775, Medical Imaging 2001 Image Processing, San Diego, CA, United States, 2/19/01. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.431155
Wan SY, Ritman EL, Higgins WE. Multigenerational analysis and visualization of large 3D vascular images. In Sonka M, Hanson KM, editors, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. 2 ed. Vol. 4322. 2001. p. 766-775 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.431155
Wan, S. Y. ; Ritman, E. L. ; Higgins, W. E. / Multigenerational analysis and visualization of large 3D vascular images. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / M. Sonka ; K.M. Hanson. Vol. 4322 2. ed. 2001. pp. 766-775
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