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Reconstruction of 3-D geometry using 2-D profiles and a geometric prior model

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4 Author(s)
Lotjonen, J. ; Lab. of Biomed. Eng., Helsinki Univ. of Technol., Espoo, Finland ; Magnin, I.E. ; Nenonen, Jukka ; Katila, T.

A method has been developed to reconstruct three-dimensional (3-D) surfaces from two-dimensional (2-D) projection data. It is used to produce individualized boundary element models, consisting of thorax and lung surfaces, for electro- and magnetocardiographic inverse problems. Two orthogonal projections are utilized. A geometrical prior model, built using segmented magnetic resonance images, is deformed according to profiles segmented from projection images. In the authors' method, virtual X-ray images of the prior model are first constructed by simulating real X-ray imaging. The 2-D profiles of the model are segmented from the projections and elastically matched with the profiles segmented from patient data. The displacement vectors produced by the elastic 2-D matching are back projected onto the 3-D surface of the prior model. Finally, the model is deformed, using the back-projected vectors. Two different deformation methods are proposed. The accuracy of the method is validated by a simulation. The average reconstruction error of a thorax and lungs was 1.22 voxels, corresponding to about 5 mm.

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Medical Imaging, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:18 ,  Issue: 10 )