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Multi-scale model-based vessel enhancement using local line integrals

Authors Yuan, Yuan
Chung, Albert Chi Shing View this author's profile
Issue Date 2008
Source Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference , 2008, p. 2225-2228
Summary 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).
ISSN 1557-170X
ISBN 978-1-4244-1814-5
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