Graph-Based Geometric-Iconic Guide-Wire Tracking

  • Nicolas Honnorat
  • Régis Vaillant
  • Nikos Paragios
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6891)


In this paper we introduce a novel hybrid graph-based approach for Guide-wire tracking. The image support is captured by steerable filters and improved through tensor voting. Then, a graphical model is considered that represents guide-wire extraction/tracking through a B-spline control-point model. Points with strong geometric interest (landmarks) are automatically determined and anchored to such a representation. Tracking is then performed through discrete MRFs that optimize the spatio-temporal positions of the control points while establishing landmark temporal correspondences. Promising results demonstrate the potentials of our method.


Guide-wire tracking MRF simultaneous geometric-iconic registration landmarks matching 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicolas Honnorat
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Régis Vaillant
    • 1
  • Nikos Paragios
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.General Electric HealthcareBucFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire MASEcole Centrale ParisChâtenay-MalabryFrance
  3. 3.Equipe GALENINRIA Saclay-Ile-de-FranceOrsayFrance

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