Guide wire tracking in interventional radiology

  title={Guide wire tracking in interventional radiology},
  author={Shirley A. M. Baert and Wiro J. Niessen and Erik H. W. Meijering and Alejandro F. Frangi and Max A. Viergever},
A method is presented to aid the extraction and tracking of guide wires during X-ray fluoroscopy guided endovascular interventions. A two-step procedure is utilized, in which first a rigid translation is determined to capture the rough displacement and next a spline optimization is performed for accurate localization of the guide wire. Both the application of subtraction images and filters which enhance line-like structures are investigated. With the optimal settings, the guide wire was tracked… CONTINUE READING


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