20 May 1999 Virtual bronchoscopic assessment of major airway obstructions
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Abstract
We demonstrate the added utility of virtual-bronchoscopic techniques for assessing major airway obstructions. Shaded- surface displays of the major airways are combined with tube- geometry analysis of the airway lumen to assist in the study of 57 subjects. In tandem with this study we also propose a method for automatically finding the centerlines (central axes) of the major airways. The method runs quickly on a typical anisotropically sampled 16-bit high-resolution CT image and has potential for providing useful guidance information for virtual bronchoscopy.
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Geoffrey McLennan, Geoffrey McLennan, Eric A. Hoffman, Eric A. Hoffman, Roderick David Swift, Roderick David Swift, William E. Higgins, William E. Higgins, } "Virtual bronchoscopic assessment of major airway obstructions", Proc. SPIE 3660, Medical Imaging 1999: Physiology and Function from Multidimensional Images, (20 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.349601; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.349601
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