Vessel Extracting Gas - Using self organization in the extraction of vascular trees

  • Dietlind Zühlke
Schlagworte: vascular tree, 3D ultrasound, topological structure extraction, DDC: 004 (Data processing, computer science, computer systems)


A network model is introduced that allows the extraction of the topological structure of a set of input vectors corresponding to image voxels from a 3D doppler or contrast enhanced ultrasound. This extraction is a precondition for many medical image registration algorithms. Results on artificial and real ultrasound image data sets are discussed.