Structural method for tracking coronary arteries in coronary cineangiograms

  title={Structural method for tracking coronary arteries in coronary cineangiograms},
  author={Christian Bellemare and Jean Meunier},
  journal={First Canadian Conference on Computer and Robot Vision, 2004. Proceedings.},
In this paper, a model-based tracking algorithm is implemented to track the motion of coronary arteries. This idea was first introduced by Kong et al. [10] in 1971 to assess the heart contraction using for this purpose the coronary bifurcations as natural landmarks on the epicardial surface. The method implemented here assumes that a coronary bifurcation can be represented by a simple Y geometric structure. A Fuzzy C-Means algorithm is first used to segment the coronary bifurcations. Then the… CONTINUE READING