Günter Lauritsch

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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)
Generating 3-D images of the heart during interventional procedures is a significant challenge. In addition to real time fluoroscopy, angiographic C-arm systems can also now be used to generate 3-D/4-D CT images on the same system. One protocol for cardiac CT uses ECG triggered multisweep scans. A 3-D volume of the heart at a particular cardiac phase is(More)
In this paper, we address the problem of two-dimensional image reconstruction from fan-beam data acquired along a full 2pi scan. Conventional approaches that follow the filtered-backprojection (FBP) structure require a weighted backprojection with the weight depending on the point to be reconstructed and also on the source position; this weight appears only(More)
This paper addresses the long object problem in helical cone-beam computed tomography. We present the PHI-method, a new algorithm for the exact reconstruction of a region-of-interest (ROI) of a long object from axially truncated data extending only slightly beyond the ROI. The PHI-method is an extension of the Radon-method, published by Kudo, Noo, and(More)
Anatomical and functional information of cardiac vasculature is a key component in the field of interventional cardiology. With the technology of C-arm CT it is possible to reconstruct static intraprocedural 3D images from angiographic projection data. Current approaches attempt to add the temporal dimension (4D). In the assumption of periodic heart motion,(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)
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)
This paper addresses reconstruction of a temporally deforming 3D coronary vessel tree, i.e., 4D reconstruction from a sequence of angiographic X-ray images acquired by a rotating C-arm. Our algorithm starts from a 3D coronary tree that was reconstructed from images of one cardiac phase. Driven by gradient vector flow (GVF) fields, the method then estimates(More)
In this paper, we propose an automatic method to directly extract 3D dynamic left ventricle (LV) model from sparse 2D rotational angiocardiogram (each cardiac phase contains only five projections). The extracted dynamic model provides quantitative cardiac function for analysis. The overlay of the model onto 2D real-time fluoroscopic images provides valuable(More)