Wavelet based edge detection method for analysis of coronary angiograms

A. Bezerianos, A. Munteanu, D. Alexopoulos, G. Panayiotakis, P. Cristea

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The assessment of coronary anatomy is one of the prime determinants in choosing medical or interventional therapy for patients with ischemic heart disease. We report a wavelet based method of coronary border identification which has the advantage of the detection of the edges at different scales (the image changes are computed in a variable neighborhood), unlike the conventional methods, where a fixed, heuristic neighborhood is used. Additionally, the conventional methods are more noise sensitive than a wavelet based method. We propose an algorithm to combine the information from the multiple scales. The computer determined diameters are compared to the actual diameters of the simulated vessels of three test objects. These comparisons show that our method allows accurate identification of the borders of phantom vessels (correlation coefficient in the range 0.90-0.99 for different wavelets).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)573-576
Number of pages4
JournalComputers in cardiology
StatePublished - Dec 1 1995
EventProceedings of the 1995 Conference on Computers in Cardiology - Vienna, Austria
Duration: Sep 10 1995Sep 13 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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