24 June 1998 Complete simulation of x-ray angiography
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This paper presents a complete simulation of x-ray angiography, which we have used as tool to assist our research work in 3D reconstruction of vasculature from x-ray angiograms. X-ray angiography is an image acquisition technique routinely used in clinical practice to obtain images of blood vessel networks, which operates as follows: x-ray opaque dye is injected into the blood flow and is driven through the vessel network by time varying pressure gradients. An x-ray device captures a sequence of images as the dye flows, yielding an animation in which each image shows part of the vasculature. Once an animation from a given point of view has been acquired, the x-ray device is moved to a new position and the whole process is repeated. The final result is a set of animations. The simulation is able to reproduce all the salient points of x-ray angiography. Given our motivation (reconstructing vascular skeletons) we generalized the simulation so that it can produce static images of complete vasculature, and pre- segmented images that represented key stages in our reconstruction algorithm.
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Peter Hall, Peter Hall, } "Complete simulation of x-ray angiography", Proc. SPIE 3338, Medical Imaging 1998: Image Processing, (24 June 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.310832; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.310832

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