Dong-Goo Kang

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It is clinically important to quantify the geometric parameters of an abnormal vessel, as this information can aid radiologists in choosing appropriate treatments or apparatuses. Centerline and cross-sectional diameters are commonly used to characterize the morphology of vessel in various clinical applications. Due to the existence of stenosis or aneurysm,(More)
This letter presents a robust similarity measure for registering charged-couple device (CCD) and infrared (IR) images. The measure is based on the entropy obtained from a 3-D joint histogram incorporating edginess and modified generalized gradient vector flow (GGVF). To make a reliable mapping relationship between the edge regions of two images, the concept(More)
X-ray projection is not effective for representing complex overlapping objects. This paper presents a novel computational framework to decompose X-ray projections into multiple images with non-overlapping objects that are differentiated by their own material compositions. Based on energy-dependent X-ray attenuation characteristics for each material,(More)
The registration of a three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound (US) image with a computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance image is beneficial in various clinical applications such as diagnosis and image-guided intervention of the liver. However, conventional methods usually require a time-consuming and inconvenient manual process for pre-alignment, and the(More)
An easily implementable tissue cancellation method for dual energy mammography is proposed to reduce anatomical noise and enhance lesion visibility. For dual energy calibration, the images of an imaging object are directly mapped onto the images of a customized calibration phantom. Each pixel pair of the low and high energy images of the imaging object was(More)
The registration of multi-modal images of the same organ is beneficial in various clinical applications. However, conventional methods usually require a time-consuming and inconvenient manual process for pre-alignment. In this paper, we present an automatic and robust registration algorithm of 3-D B-mode US and CT images of the liver. The proposed algorithm(More)
Virtual colonoscopy is a computerized procedure to examine colonic polyps from a CT data set. To automatically fly through a long and complex-shaped colon with a virtual camera, we propose an efficient method to simultaneously generate view-positions and view-directions. After obtaining a 3-D binary colon model, we find an initial path that represents rough(More)
For accurate determination of thickness-profile in vessel quantification, it is important to find appropriate vessel crosssections. To obtain vessel cross-sections, a centerline-based approach has been widely used, but it has several inherent problems causing improper cross-sections. First, this approach cannot define cross-sections in a unique way. Second,(More)
A novel algorithm for multienergy X-ray radiography systems that simultaneously estimate multiple measurements with energy diversity is presented. In contrast to conventional dual source X-ray radiography which utilizes simple weighted subtractions, the proposed algorithm aims for an accurate material decomposition of more than two materials. The numerical(More)
PURPOSE Material decomposition using multienergy photon counting x-ray detectors (PCXD) has been an active research area over the past few years. Even with some success, the problem of optimal energy selection and three material decomposition including malignant tissue is still on going research topic, and more systematic studies are required. This paper(More)