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12 May 2004 Performance evaluation of multiscale vessel enhancement filtering
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In this paper we present and evaluate the Multiscale Vessel Enhancement Filtering algorithm that has previously been reported in the literature. The criteria we use include 2D and 3D images, where sensitivity to rotation and scale are measured. We demonstrate our implementation of the algorithm on simulated and real Computed Tomography data of the liver. We find that the algorithm is relatively insensitive to vessel orientation and scale, when the tube is isolated on a dark background. Specifically, our implementation correctly detected the scale and orientation of simulated tubes. We found that many artifacts were created when the algorithm was applied to a segmented liver that contained contrast enhanced vessels.
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Paul F. Hemler, Evan S. McCreedy, and Matthew J. McAuliffe "Performance evaluation of multiscale vessel enhancement filtering", Proc. SPIE 5370, Medical Imaging 2004: Image Processing, (12 May 2004);

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