3-D fusion of biplane angiography and intravascular ultrasound for accurate visualization and volumetry

  • Andreas Wahle
  • Guido P. M. Prause
  • Steven C. DeJong
  • Milan Sonka
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1496)


Coronary angiography delivers accurate information about the vessel topology and shape, but only limited data concerning the vessel cross-section. Intravascular ultrasound provides detailed information about the cross-sectional shape as well as the composition of vessel wall and plaque, but fails to consider the geometric relationships between adjacent images. In this paper, we present a new approach for combination of both methods to allow accurate assessment of coronary arteries regarding both longitudinal and cross-sectional dimensions.


Intravascular Ultrasound IVUS Image IVUS Catheter Catheter Extraction Border Detection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Wahle
    • 1
  • Guido P. M. Prause
    • 1
    • 3
  • Steven C. DeJong
    • 2
  • Milan Sonka
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringThe University of IowaIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of Internal MedicineThe University of IowaIowa CityUSA
  3. 3.MeVis Institute at the University of BremenBremenGermany

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