Harmonic Skeleton Guided Evaluation of Stenoses in Human Coronary Arteries.

Citation:

Yang Y, Zhu L, Haker S, Tannenbaum AR, Giddens DP. Harmonic Skeleton Guided Evaluation of Stenoses in Human Coronary Arteries. Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv. 2005;8 (Pt 1) :490-7. Copy at http://www.tinyurl.com/y3ffzlp8

Date Published:

2005

Abstract:

This paper presents a novel approach that three-dimensionally visualizes and evaluates stenoses in human coronary arteries by using harmonic skeletons. A harmonic skeleton is the center line of a multi-branched tubular surface extracted based on a harmonic function, which is the solution of the Laplace equation. This skeletonization method guarantees smoothness and connectivity and provides a fast and straightforward way to calculate local cross-sectional areas of the arteries, and thus provides the possibility to localize and evaluate coronary artery stenosis, which is a commonly seen pathology in coronary artery disease.

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