Measuring tortuosity of the intracerebral vasculature from MRA images

  title={Measuring tortuosity of the intracerebral vasculature from MRA images},
  author={Elizabeth Bullitt and Guido Gerig and Stephen M. Pizer and Weili Lin and Stephen R. Aylward},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging},
The clinical recognition of abnormal vascular tortuosity, or excessive bending, twisting, and winding, is important to the diagnosis of many diseases. Automated detection and quantitation of abnormal vascular tortuosity from three-dimensional (3-D) medical image data would, therefore, be of value. However, previous research has centered primarily upon two-dimensional (2-D) analysis of the special subset of vessels whose paths are normally close to straight. This report provides the first 3-D… CONTINUE READING
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