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Automated Techniques for Vessel Detection and Segmentation in Cardiovascular Images

  • Kristen M. Meiburger
  • Cristina Caresio
  • Massimo Salvi
  • Filippo MolinariEmail author
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Part of the Series in BioEngineering book series (SERBIOENG)

Abstract

Imaging plays a fundamental role in the assessment of the cardiovascular system and it aids clinicians and researchers in several fields and applications. As examples, from a clinical point of view, imaging is fundamental in the planning of surgical structural interventions [1], in functional studies (such as myocardial perfusion) [2], and in the monitoring of post-surgical patients [3]. In research, examples of imaging applications are the study of inflammatory processes [4], of atherosclerosis [5], and of biomarkers targeted for specific diseases [6, 7, 8].

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kristen M. Meiburger
    • 1
  • Cristina Caresio
    • 1
  • Massimo Salvi
    • 1
  • Filippo Molinari
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Biolab, Department of Electronics and TelecommunicationsPolitecnico di TorinoTurinItaly

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