3D Shape Analysis for Coarctation of the Aorta

  • Lina GundelweinEmail author
  • Heiko Ramm
  • Leonid Goubergrits
  • Marcus Kelm
  • Hans Lamecker
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11167)


A population of 54 cases diagnosed with coarctation of the aorta (CoA) was investigated for correlations between complex 3D shape and clinical parameters. Based on a statistical shape model (SSM) of the aortic arch (AA) including supra-aortic branches, clustering was performed. The result confirmed the current clinical classification scheme (normal/crenel or gothic). Furthermore, another 3D shape class related to age of the patient was identified.


Statistical shape model Aortic arch Cardiovascular disease Coarctation of the aorta Shape clustering 



This work is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research program “Medizintechnische Lösungen für die digitale Gesundheitsversorgung” under the contract number 13GW0208C, see


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lina Gundelwein
    • 1
    Email author
  • Heiko Ramm
    • 1
  • Leonid Goubergrits
    • 2
  • Marcus Kelm
    • 3
  • Hans Lamecker
    • 1
  1. 1.1000shapes GmbHBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Biofluid Mechanics LaboratoryCharité-Universitätsmedizin BerlinBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Department of Congenital Heart DiseaseGerman Heart Centre BerlinBerlinGermany

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