A framework for automatic detection of lumen-endothelium border in intracoronary OCT image sequences

G. Cheimariotis, V. Koutkias, I. Chouvarda, K. Toutouzas, Y. S. Chatzizisis, A. Giannopoulos, M. Riga, A. Antoniadis, C. Doulaverakis, I. Tsampoulatidis, I. Kompatsiaris, C. Stefanadis, G. Giannoglou, N. Maglaveras

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Abstract

Intracoronary optical coherence tomography (OCT) is increasingly being used for real-time visualization of coronary arteries aiming to help in the identification of highrisk atherosclerotic plaques associated with geometrical and morphological features of the arterial wall. This paper presents a framework towards the automatic detection of the inner wall of the coronary artery (lumen-endothelium border) in intracoronary OCT image sequences by employing a multistep image processing method. The major focus of this work was to address difficult cases that are frequently met in intracoronary OCT, e.g. images with small/big branches, multiple branches, blood presence, calcifications, artifacts, etc. We present each step employed and the results obtained both in qualitative and quantitative terms. The proposed segmentation algorithm has been proven very efficient in the majority of the examined cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication13th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2013 - MEDICON 2013
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages376-379
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783319008455
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Event13th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2013, MEDICON 2013 - Seville, Spain
Duration: Sep 25 2013Sep 28 2013

Publication series

NameIFMBE Proceedings
Volume41
ISSN (Print)1680-0737

Other

Other13th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2013, MEDICON 2013
CountrySpain
CitySeville
Period9/25/139/28/13

Keywords

  • Automatic segmentation
  • Evaluation
  • Image processing
  • Intracoronary optical coherence tomography (OCT)
  • Lumen-endothelium border

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering

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    Cheimariotis, G., Koutkias, V., Chouvarda, I., Toutouzas, K., Chatzizisis, Y. S., Giannopoulos, A., Riga, M., Antoniadis, A., Doulaverakis, C., Tsampoulatidis, I., Kompatsiaris, I., Stefanadis, C., Giannoglou, G., & Maglaveras, N. (2014). A framework for automatic detection of lumen-endothelium border in intracoronary OCT image sequences. In 13th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2013 - MEDICON 2013 (pp. 376-379). (IFMBE Proceedings; Vol. 41). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-00846-2_93