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A registration method for motion estimation in dynamic medical imaging data is proposed. Registration is performed directly on the dynamic image, thus avoiding a bias towards a specifically chosen reference time point. Both spatial and temporal smoothness of the transformations are taken into account. Optionally, cyclic motion can be imposed, which can be(More)
Efficiently obtaining a reliable coronary artery centerline from computed tomography angiography data is relevant in clinical practice. Whereas numerous methods have been presented for this purpose, up to now no standardized evaluation methodology has been published to reliably evaluate and compare the performance of the existing or newly developed coronary(More)
Tracking of tubular elongated structures is an important goal in a wide range of biomedical imaging applications. A Bayesian tube tracking algorithm is presented that allows to easily incorporate a priori knowledge. Because probabilistic tube tracking algorithms are computationally complex, steps towards a computational efficient implementation are(More)
This paper presents a Bayesian framework for tracking of tubular structures such as vessels. Compared to conventional tracking schemes, its main advantage is its non-deterministic character, which strongly increases the robustness of the method. A key element of our approach is a dedicated observation model for tubular structures in regions with varying(More)
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)
Quantification of the degree of stenosis or vessel dimensions are important for diagnosis of vascular diseases and planning vascular interventions. Although diagnosis from three-dimensional (3-D) magnetic resonance angiograms (MRA's) is mainly performed on two-dimensional (2-D) maximum intensity projections, automated quantification of vascular segments(More)
We present a conceptual framework and a process model for feature extraction and iconic visualization. The features are regions of interest extracted from a data set. They are represented by attribute sets, which play a key role in the visualization process. These attribute sets are mapped to icons, or symbolic parametric objects, for visualization. The(More)
This paper presents a comparison of several particle tracing algorithms on curvilinear grids. The fundamentals of particle tracing algorithms are described and used to split tracing algorithms into basic components. Based on this decomposition, two diierent strategies for particle tracing are described in greater detail: tracing in computational space and(More)
In the past few years, a number of two-dimensional (2-D) to three-dimensional (3-D) (2-D-3-D) registration algorithms have been introduced. However, these methods have been developed and evaluated for specific applications, and have not been directly compared. Understanding and evaluating their performance is therefore an open and important issue. To(More)