Computer-assisted analysis and 3D visualization of blood vessels based on cone-beam CT images

  • Yoshiki Kawata
  • Noboru Niki
  • Tatsuo Kumazaki
Session IA2b — Biomedical Imaging
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1024)


In this paper, we present a method for analysis and 3D visualization of high-resolution 3D blood vessels images obtained by cone-beam CT. We are working toward an interactive system which exploits the recent 3D reconstruction approaches, computer graphics, and 3D image processing techniques to facilitate detailed anatomical measurement and visualize the complex blood vessels morphology. The key approaches of our system are a 3D reconstruction image from cone-beam projections, a quantitative analysis based on the blood vessels structure description, and a volume visualization for the inspection of blood vessels structures. From results of the application to a patient's blood vessels, we present the effectiveness of our system.


Surface Representation Graph Description Interventional Radiology Procedure Inside View Blood Vessel Image 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshiki Kawata
    • 1
  • Noboru Niki
    • 2
  • Tatsuo Kumazaki
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Optical scienceUniversity of TokushimaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Information ScienceUniversity of TokushimaJapan
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyNippon Medical SchoolJapan

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