Assessing Artery Motion Compensation in IVUS

  • Debora Gil
  • Oriol Rodriguez-Leor
  • Petia Radeva
  • Aura Hernàndez
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4673)


Cardiac dynamics suppression is a main issue for visual improvement and computation of tissue mechanical properties in IntraVascular UltraSound (IVUS). Although in recent times several motion compensation techniques have arisen, there is a lack of objective evaluation of motion reduction in in vivo pullbacks. We consider that the assessment protocol deserves special attention for the sake of a clinical applicability as reliable as possible. Our work focuses on defining a quality measure and a validation protocol assessing IVUS motion compensation. On the grounds of continuum mechanics laws we introduce a novel score measuring motion reduction in in vivo sequences. Synthetic experiments validate the proposed score as measure of motion parameters accuracy; while results in in vivo pullbacks show its reliability in clinical cases.


validation standards quality measures IVUS motion compensation conservation laws Fourier development 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Debora Gil
    • 1
  • Oriol Rodriguez-Leor
    • 3
  • Petia Radeva
    • 1
    • 2
  • Aura Hernàndez
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer Vision Center, BellaterraSpain
  2. 2.Computer Science Department of UAB, BellaterraSpain
  3. 3.Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol, BadalonaSpain

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