Günter Lauritsch

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The 3D reconstruction of cardiac vasculature, e.g. the coronary arteries, using C-arm CT (rotational angiography) is an active and challenging field of research. There are numerous publications on different reconstruction techniques. However, there is still a lack of comparability of achieved results for several reasons: foremost, datasets used in(More)
This paper addresses an approach toward tomographic reconstruction from rotational angiography data as it is generated by C-arms in cardiac imaging. Since the rotational acquisition scheme forces a trade-off between consistency of the scene and reasonable baselines, most existing reconstruction techniques fail at recovering the 3D + t scene. We propose a(More)
Cardiac interventional procedures would benefit tremendously from sophisticated three-dimensional image guidance. Such procedures are typically performed with C-arm angiography systems, and tomographic imaging is currently available only by using preprocedural computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. Recent developments in C-arm(More)
AIMS Aortic regurgitation (AR) after Medtronic CoreValve System (MCS) implantation may be explained by patient-, operator- and procedure-related factors. We sought to explore if frame geometry, as a result of a specific device-host interaction, contributes to AR. METHODS AND RESULTS Using rotational angiography with dedicated motion compensation, we(More)
In computed tomography, analytical fan-beam (FB) and cone-beam (CB) image reconstruction often involves a view-dependent data differentiation. The implementation of this differentiation step is critical in terms of resolution and image quality. In this work, we present a new differentiation scheme that is robust to changes in the data acquisition geometry(More)
In medical imaging a high image quality is required. Exact cone-beam reconstruction algorithms, e.g. the Mline method, provide excellent image quality without any cone artifacts. Although the M-line approach is still of a filtered backprojection style, it has an increased computational complexity as it requires additional computations for the filtering of(More)
Image guidance during cardiac interventional procedures (IP) using cardiac C-arm CT systems is desirable for many procedures. Applying the concept of retrospective electrocardiogram gating (ECG) to the acquisition of multiple, ECG-triggered rotational acquisitions using a C-arm system allows the 3D+t reconstruction of the heart. The process of retrospective(More)
The cytochrome content of membranes isolated from seven species of cyanobacteria was investigated in terms of conventional difference spectra, carbon monoxide difference spectra, photoaction spectra and photodissociation spectra, and by extraction of acid-labile heme followed by spectral identification. In addition, the effect of various inhibitors and(More)
AIMS To evaluate the feasibility of procedural planning for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) using rotational angiography (R-angio) by comparison with multislice computed tomography (MSCT) and to investigate determinants of the image quality of R-angio. METHODS AND RESULTS Patients who underwent R-angio of the left ventricle and cardiac MSCT(More)
During recent years various techniques emerged providing more detailed images and insights in the cardiovascular system. C-Arm computed tomography is currently introduced in cardiac imaging offering the potential of three dimensional imaging of the coronary arteries, the cardiac chambers, venous system and a variety of anatomic anomalies inside the(More)