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3D reconstruction of coronary arteries using Frequency Domain Optical Coherence Tomography images and biplane angiography

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10 Author(s)
Athanasiou, L.S. ; Dept. of Mater. Sci. & Eng., Univ. of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece ; Bourantas, C.V. ; Siogkas, P.K. ; Sakellarios, A.I.
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The aim of this study is to describe a new method for three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction of coronary arteries using Frequency Domain Optical Coherence Tomography (FD-OCT) images. The rationale is to fuse the information about the curvature of the artery, derived from biplane angiographies, with the information regarding the lumen wall, which is produced from the FD-OCT examination. The method is based on a three step approach. In the first step the lumen borders in FD-OCT images are detected. In the second step a 3D curve is produced using the center line of the vessel from the two biplane projections. Finally in the third step the detected lumen borders are placed perpendicularly onto the path based on the centroid of each lumen border. The result is a 3D reconstructed artery produced by all the lumen borders of the FD-OCT pullback representing the 3D arterial geometry of the vessel.

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Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2012 Annual International Conference of the IEEE

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Aug. 28 2012-Sept. 1 2012