3-D Visualization of Arterial Structures and Flow Phenomena

  • R. I. Kitney
  • C. J. Burrell
  • D. P. Giddens
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 193)


In this chapter we describe the reconstruction of arterial structures using three-dimensional solid modelling. The alternative approaches to three dimensional modelling are discussed and the voxel space system we use for intra-arterial imaging, based on ultrasonic data, is described. The data, acquired with a purpose-built, catheter-mounted ultrasound probe, is used to recreate 3-D computer models of arterial sections in vitro and in vivo. Examples to illustrate the power and flexibility of voxel space modelling in terms of post-processing and software manipulation are given. Preliminary work on tissue differentiation, using arterial models and colour-coding of the image is included. In addition to 3-D arterial visualization, we present early work on theoretical three dimensional flow field representation.


Boundary Representation Atheromatous Plaque Arterial Structure Ultrasonic Probe Arterial Model 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. I. Kitney
    • 1
  • C. J. Burrell
    • 1
  • D. P. Giddens
    • 2
  1. 1.Biomedical Systems GroupImperial CollegeLondonUK
  2. 2.School of Aerospace EngineeringGeorgia InstituteAtlantaUSA

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