Automatic Hepatic Vessel Segmentation Using Graphics Hardware

  title={Automatic Hepatic Vessel Segmentation Using Graphics Hardware},
  author={Marius Erdt and Matthias Raspe and Michael S{\"u}hling},
The accurate segmentation of liver vessels is an important prerequisite for creating oncologic surgery planning tools as well as medical visualization applications. In this paper, a fully automatic approach is presented to quickly enhance and extract the vascular system of the liver from CT datasets. Our framework consists of three basic modules: vessel enhancement on the graphics processing unit (GPU), automatic vessel segmentation in the enhanced images and an option to verify and refine the… CONTINUE READING