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Title: Multi-scale model-based vessel enhancement using local line integrals
Authors: Yuan, Yuan
Chung, Albert Chi-Shing
Keywords: 3-D imaging
Image modeling
Image enhancement
Issue Date: 2008
Citation: Proceedings 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology (EMBS 2008), Vancouver, Canada, 20-25 August 2008, p. 2225-2228
Abstract: This paper presents a novel vessel enhancement method. By regarding a vessel segment as a local line and exploiting the second order information along the line, our method embeds a vessel model to capture vessel structures. The vessel model is the key to better performances of our method than the Hessian-based methods and makes the Hessian-based methods fall in an extreme case of our method. It is experimentally shown that our method gives more accurate “vesselness” measures and vessel direction estimations. In particular, our method achieves better background suppression, smoother “vesselness” measures inside vessels and better responses at crossings (where two relatively straight vessels meet).
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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1783.1/6146
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