A Fast Lesion Registration to Assist Coronary Heart Disease Diagnosis in CTA Images

  • Maria A. Zuluaga
  • Marcela Hernández Hoyos
  • Julio C. Dávila
  • Luis F. Uriza
  • Maciej Orkisz
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7594)

Abstract

This work introduces a 3D+t coronary registration strategy to minimize the navigation among cardiac phases during the process of ischaemic heart disease diagnosis. We propose to register image sub-volumes containing suspected arterial lesions at two cardiac phases, instead of performing a registration of the complete cardiac volume through the whole cardiac cycle. The method first automatically defines the extent of the sub-volumes to be aligned, then the registration is performed in two steps: a coarse rigid alignment and a deformable registration. Our method provides comparable results and is computationally less expensive than previous approaches that make use of larger spatial and temporal information.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria A. Zuluaga
    • 1
    • 2
  • Marcela Hernández Hoyos
    • 2
  • Julio C. Dávila
    • 3
  • Luis F. Uriza
    • 4
  • Maciej Orkisz
    • 1
  1. 1.CREATIS, CNRS UMR5220, INSERM U1044, INSA-LyonUniversité de Lyon, Université Lyon 1France
  2. 2.Grupo Imagine, GIBUniversidad de los AndesBogotáColombia
  3. 3.DIMEClínica NeurocardiovascularCaliColombia
  4. 4.Hospital Universitario San Ignacio, Pontificia Universidad JaverianaBogotáColombia

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