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In this paper, an automatic coronary tree labeling algorithm is developed for labeling the extracted branches with their anatomical names for CCTA datasets. A two-step matching algorithm is implemented by means of a statistical coronary tree model. The main branches are first identified in a registration step. Then all the segments including proximal,(More)
Though conventional coronary angiography (CCA) has been the standard of reference for diagnosing coronary artery disease in the past decades, computed tomography angiography (CTA) has rapidly emerged, and is nowadays widely used in clinical practice. Here, we introduce a standardized evaluation framework to reliably evaluate and compare the performance of(More)
Coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) is a non-invasive imaging modality for the visualization of the heart and coronary arteries. To fully exploit the potential of the CCTA datasets and apply it in clinical practice, an automated coronary artery extraction approach is needed. The purpose of this paper is to present and validate a fully automatic(More)
AIMS Previous studies have used semi-automated approaches for coronary plaque quantification on multi-detector row computed tomography (CT), while an automated quantitative approach using a dedicated registration algorithm is currently lacking. Accordingly, the study aimed to demonstrate the feasibility and accuracy of automated coronary plaque(More)
AIMS The severity of coronary artery narrowing is a poor predictor of functional significance, in particular in intermediate coronary lesions (30-70% diameter narrowing). The aim of this work was to compare the performance of a quantitative hyperaemic myocardial blood flow (MBF) index derived from adenosine dynamic computed tomography perfusion (CTP)(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the role of large vessel atherosclerosis, blood clot extent, and penumbra volume in relation to headache in ischemic stroke patients. METHODS In this cross-sectional study, we performed noncontrast CT, CT angiography (CTA), and CT perfusion (CTP) in 284 participants from the Dutch Acute Stroke Study and Leiden Stroke Cohort within(More)
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