IVUSAngio Tool: A publicly available software for fast and accurate 3D reconstruction of coronary arteries

Charalampos Doulaverakis, Ioannis Tsampoulatidis, Antonios P. Antoniadis, Yiannis S. Chatzizisis, Andreas Giannopoulos, Ioannis Kompatsiaris, George D. Giannoglou

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There is an ongoing research and clinical interest in the development of reliable and easily accessible software for the 3D reconstruction of coronary arteries. In this work, we present the architecture and validation of IVUSAngio Tool, an application which performs fast and accurate 3D reconstruction of the coronary arteries by using intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and biplane angiography data. The 3D reconstruction is based on the fusion of the detected arterial boundaries in IVUS images with the 3D IVUS catheter path derived from the biplane angiography. The IVUSAngio Tool suite integrates all the intermediate processing and computational steps and provides a user-friendly interface. It also offers additional functionality, such as automatic selection of the end-diastolic IVUS images, semi-automatic and automatic IVUS segmentation, vascular morphometric measurements, graphical visualization of the 3D model and export in a format compatible with other computer-aided design applications. Our software was applied and validated in 31 human coronary arteries yielding quite promising results. Collectively, the use of IVUSAngio Tool significantly reduces the total processing time for 3D coronary reconstruction. IVUSAngio Tool is distributed as free software, publicly available to download and use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1793-1803
Number of pages11
JournalComputers in Biology and Medicine
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • 3D reconstruction
  • Coronary angiography
  • Intravascular ultrasound
  • Software

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Health Informatics


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