Carl J. Schultz

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2D/3D registration of patient vasculature from preinterventional computed tomography angiography (CTA) to interventional X-ray angiography is of interest to improve guidance in percutaneous coronary interventions. In this paper we present a novel feature based 2D/3D registration framework, that is based on probabilistic point correspondences, and show its(More)
We present an approach to derive patient specific coronary models from ECG-gated CTA data and their application for the alignment of CTA with mono-plane X-ray imaging during interventional cardiology. A 4D (3D+t) deformation model of the coronary arteries is derived by (i) extraction of a 3D coronary model at an appropriate cardiac phase and (ii) non-rigid(More)
This paper presents a 2-D/3-D registration method for the alignment of cardiac X-ray images to ECG gated CTA data of the coronary arteries. The purpose of our work is to provide visualization of instruments in relation to pre-operative CTA data during interventional cardiology for improved image guidance, especially in complex procedures. The method(More)
Accurate alignment of intra-operative X-ray coronary angiography (XA) and pre-operative cardiac CT angiography (CTA) may improve procedural success rates of minimally invasive coronary interventions for patients with chronic total occlusions. It was previously shown that incorporating patient specific coronary motion extracted from 4D CTA increases the(More)
A method for registering preoperative 3D+t coronary CTA with intraoperative monoplane 2D+t X-ray angiography images is proposed to improve image guidance during minimally invasive coronary interventions. The method uses a patient-specific dynamic coronary model, which is derived from the CTA scan by centerline extraction and motion estimation. The dynamic(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Patients with recurrent glioblastoma often exhibit regions of diffusion restriction following the initiation of bevacizumab therapy. Studies suggest that these regions represent either diffusion-restricted necrosis or hypercellular tumor. This study explored postmortem brain specimens and a population analysis of overall survival to(More)
PURPOSE Intraoperative coronary motion modeling with motion surrogates enables prospective motion prediction in X-ray angiograms (XA) for percutaneous coronary interventions. The motion of coronary arteries is mainly affected by patients breathing and heartbeat. Purpose of our work is therefore to extract coronary motion surrogates that are related to(More)
2013: A real-time MODIS vegetation product for land surface and numerical weather prediction models. 2012: Diagnosis of a dense fog event using MODIS and high resolution GOES satellite products with direct model output. 2013: Transitioning research to operations: Transforming the " valley of death " into a " valley of opportunity ". 2012: Improved regional(More)
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