Vessel Visualization using Curvicircular Feature Aggregation

Gabriel Mistelbauer, Anca Morar, Andrej Varchola, Rüdiger Schernthaner, Ivan Baclija, Arnold Köchl, Armin Kanitsar, Stefan Bruckner, Meister Eduard Gröller
Vessel Visualization using Curvicircular Feature Aggregation
Computer Graphics Forum, 32(3):231-240, June 2013.
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Abstract

Radiological investigations are common medical practice for the diagnosis of peripheral vascular diseases. Existing visualization methods such as Curved Planar Reformation (CPR) depict calcifications on vessel walls to determine if blood is still able to flow. While it is possible with conventional CPR methods to examine the whole vessel lumen by rotating around the centerline of a vessel, we propose Curvicircular Feature Aggregation (CFA), which aggregates these rotated images into a single view. By eliminating the need for rotation, vessels can be investigated by inspecting only one image. This method can be used as a guidance and visual analysis tool for treatment planning. We present applications of this technique in the medical domain and give feedback from radiologists.

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fastforward fastforward: Fast forward (16 MB).
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paper paper: Full paper preprint.
questionnaire questionnaire: The questionnaire, which was used for our evaluation.

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@article{mistelbauer-2013-cfa,
  title =      "Vessel Visualization using Curvicircular Feature Aggregation",
  author =     "Gabriel Mistelbauer and Anca Morar and Andrej Varchola and
               R{\"u}diger Schernthaner and Ivan Baclija and Arnold
               K{\"o}chl and Armin Kanitsar and Stefan Bruckner and
               Meister Eduard Gr{\"o}ller",
  year =       "2013",
  abstract =   "Radiological investigations are common medical practice for
               the diagnosis of peripheral vascular diseases. Existing
               visualization methods such as Curved Planar Reformation
               (CPR) depict calcifications on vessel walls to determine if
               blood is still able to flow. While it is possible with
               conventional CPR methods to examine the whole vessel lumen
               by rotating around the centerline of a vessel, we propose
               Curvicircular Feature Aggregation (CFA), which aggregates
               these rotated images into a single view. By eliminating the
               need for rotation, vessels can be investigated by inspecting
               only one image. This method can be used as a guidance and
               visual analysis tool for treatment planning. We present
               applications of this technique in the medical domain and
               give feedback from radiologists.",
  pages =      "231--240",
  month =      jun,
  number =     "3",
  event =      "Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis)",
  journal =    "Computer Graphics Forum",
  volume =     "32",
  location =   "Leipzig, Germany",
  URL =        "http://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/2013/mistelbauer-2013-cfa/",
}