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Vessel Visualization using Curved Surface Reformation

Thomas Auzinger, Gabriel Mistelbauer, Ivan Baclija, Rüdiger Schernthaner, Arnold Köchl, Michael Wimmer, M. Eduard Gröller, Stefan Bruckner

ARTICLE, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, dec, 2013

Abstract

Visualizations of vascular structures are frequently used in radiological investigations to detect and analyze vascular diseases. Obstructions of the blood flow through a vessel are one of the main interests of physicians, and several methods have been proposed to aid the visual assessment of calcifications on vessel walls. Curved Planar Reformation (CPR) is a wide-spread method that is designed for peripheral arteries which exhibit one dominant direction. To analyze the lumen of arbitrarily oriented vessels, Centerline Reformation (CR) has been proposed. Both methods project the vascular structures into 2D image space in order to reconstruct the vessel lumen. In this paper, we propose Curved Surface Reformation (CSR), a technique that computes the vessel lumen fully in 3D. This offers high-quality interactive visualizations of vessel lumina and does not suffer from problems of earlier methods such as ambiguous visibility cues or premature discretization of centerline data. Our method maintains exact visibility information until the final query of the 3D lumina data. We also present feedback from several domain experts.

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IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics

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@ARTICLE{Auzinger-2013-VVC,
  author = {Thomas Auzinger and Gabriel Mistelbauer and Ivan Baclija and R{\"u}diger
	Schernthaner and Arnold K{\"o}chl and Michael Wimmer and M. Eduard
	Gr{\"o}ller and Stefan Bruckner},
  title = {Vessel Visualization using Curved Surface Reformation},
  journal = {IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics},
  year = {2013},
  volume = {19},
  pages = {2858--2867},
  number = {12},
  month = dec,
  abstract = {Visualizations of vascular structures are frequently used in radiological
	investigations to detect and analyze vascular diseases. Obstructions
	of the blood flow through a vessel are one of the main interests
	of physicians, and several methods have been proposed to aid the
	visual assessment of calcifications on vessel walls. Curved Planar
	Reformation (CPR) is a wide-spread method that is designed for peripheral
	arteries which exhibit one dominant direction. To analyze the lumen
	of arbitrarily oriented vessels, Centerline Reformation (CR) has
	been proposed. Both methods project the vascular structures into
	2D image space in order to reconstruct the vessel lumen. In this
	paper, we propose Curved Surface Reformation (CSR), a technique that
	computes the vessel lumen fully in 3D. This offers high-quality interactive
	visualizations of vessel lumina and does not suffer from problems
	of earlier methods such as ambiguous visibility cues or premature
	discretization of centerline data. Our method maintains exact visibility
	information until the final query of the 3D lumina data. We also

  event = {IEEE VIS 2013},

  keywords = {volume Rendering, reformation, vessel, surface approximation},

  url = {http://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/2013/Auzinger_Mistelbauer_2013_CSR/}
}






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