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Automated Segmentation of Angio Vessels

Published on July 2012 by S. Sathish Kumar, R. Amutha
Advanced Computing and Communication Technologies for HPC Applications
Foundation of Computer Science USA
ACCTHPCA - Number 4
July 2012
Authors: S. Sathish Kumar, R. Amutha

S. Sathish Kumar, R. Amutha . Automated Segmentation of Angio Vessels. Advanced Computing and Communication Technologies for HPC Applications. ACCTHPCA, 4 (July 2012), 33-40.

author = { S. Sathish Kumar, R. Amutha },
title = { Automated Segmentation of Angio Vessels },
journal = { Advanced Computing and Communication Technologies for HPC Applications },
issue_date = { July 2012 },
volume = { ACCTHPCA },
number = { 4 },
month = { July },
year = { 2012 },
issn = 0975-8887,
pages = { 33-40 },
numpages = 8,
url = { /specialissues/accthpca/number4/7577-1031/ },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
%0 Special Issue Article
%1 Advanced Computing and Communication Technologies for HPC Applications
%A S. Sathish Kumar
%A R. Amutha
%T Automated Segmentation of Angio Vessels
%J Advanced Computing and Communication Technologies for HPC Applications
%@ 0975-8887
%N 4
%P 33-40
%D 2012
%I International Journal of Computer Applications

Segmentation is one of the major steps in the analysis of medical images, as it outputs the attributes extracted from the input images. The need for automated width detection lies in analyzing the presence or absence of specific anomalies. The paper presents the segmentation of the Coronary artery tree from the angiographic images. This is done by extracting or segmenting the vessels and thereby detecting its width. The proposed algorithm consists of two main steps, namely the pre-processing and the segmentation. In the pre-processing step, the Hessian matrix analysis is done to track the coronary vessel structures from the original image and the Frangi 2D filter is used to enhance the angiogram image. In the second step, the segmentation is done by morphing the filtered image and finally the width of the segmented blood vessel in the coronary angiogram image is determined. Also various parameters such as the Total Vessel Length (TVL), Total Input Image Area (TIIA), Segmented Image Area (SIA) and Vessel Image Percent (VIP), Sensitivity, Specificity, and the computational time are calculated for the performance evaluation and are compared with the existing methods. The results prove that the proposed method is very efficient than the existing methods.

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Angiographic Image Gabor Filter Hessian Matrix Image Enhancement Frangi 2d Filter Morphology Segmentation Width Detection