Javier Oliván Bescós

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We present novel, comprehensive visualization techniques for the diagnosis of patients with Coronary Artery Disease using segmented cardiac MRI data. We extent an accepted medical visualization technique called the bull's eye plot by removing discontinuities, preserving the volumetric nature of the left ventricular wall and adding anatomical context. The(More)
Better understanding of hemodynamics conceivably leads to improved diagnosis and prognosis of cardiovascular diseases. Therefore, an elaborate analysis of the blood-flow in heart and thoracic arteries is essential. Contemporary MRI techniques enable acquisition of quantitative time-resolved flow information, resulting in 4D velocity fields that capture the(More)
Insight into the dynamics of blood-flow considerably improves the understanding of the complex cardiovascular system and its pathologies. Advances in MRI technology enable acquisition of 4D blood-flow data, providing quantitative blood-flow velocities over time. The currently typical slice-by-slice analysis requires a full mental reconstruction of the(More)
PURPOSE To assess the relation between aneurysm volume, packing, and compaction in cerebral aneurysms treated with coils. MATERIALS AND METHODS The volumes of 145 aneurysms that were treated with coils were calculated with biplanar angiographic images and a custom-designed method. Partially thrombosed aneurysms were excluded. Packing was defined as the(More)
Visually assessing the effect of the coronary artery anatomy on the perfusion of the heart muscle in patients with coronary artery disease remains a challenging task. We explore the feasibility of visualizing this effect on perfusion using a numerical approach. We perform a computational simulation of the way blood is perfused throughout the myocardium(More)
INTRODUCTION Vascular access (VA) surgery, a prerequisite for hemodialysis treatment of end-stage renal-disease (ESRD) patients, is hampered by complication rates, which are frequently related to flow enhancement. To assist in VA surgery planning, a patient-specific computer model for postoperative flow enhancement was developed. The purpose of this study(More)
The segmentation of the myocardium based on the 17-segment model as recommended by the American Heart Association is widely used in medical practice. The patient-specific coronary anatomy does not play a role in this model. Due to large variations in coronary anatomy among patients, this can result in an inaccurate mapping between myocardial segments and(More)
Gaussian derivatives are often used as differential operators to analyze the structure in images. In this paper, we will analyze the accuracy and computational cost of the most common implementations for differentiation and interpolation of Gaussian-blurred multi-dimensional data. We show that – for the computation of multiple Gaussian derivatives – the(More)
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