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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.8.NQ44502

Automatic Coronary Artery Image Segmentation and Catheter Detection in Angiographic Images

Dr. S.Karthick, Dr.K. Sathiyasekar, Ms.Anuradha Balasubramaniam, Dr.S.Karthikeyan


Segmentation of coronary arteries in angiography images is a fundamental tool to evaluate arterial diseases and choose proper coronary treatment. The accurate segmentation of coronary arteries has become an important topic for the registration of different modalities, which allows physicians rapid access to different medical imaging information from Computed Tomography (CT) scans or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).An accurate fully automatic algorithm based on Graph-cuts for vessel centerline extraction, calibre estimation, and catheter detection is proposed. Vesselness, geodesic paths, and a new multiscale edgeness map are combined to customize the Graph-cuts approach to the segmentation of tubular structures, by means of a global optimization of the Graph-cuts energy function. A novel supervised learning methodology that integrates local and contextual information is proposed for automatic catheter detection. Graph cut method is implemented by using Gaussian and Gabor filter and both methods are compared.


Coronary Artery, Angiographic Image, Image segmentation, Multi Scale Vessel, Quantitative Coronary Angiography, Canny Edge Detection

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