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Flattening the abdominal aortic tree for effective visualization.

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Dept. of Electr. Eng., Stanford Univ., CA 94305, USA. jhwon@stanford.edu

Abstract

We developed a novel visualization method for providing an uncluttered view of the abdominal aorta and its branches. The method abstracts the complex geometry of vessels using a convex primitive, and uses a sweep line algorithm to find a suboptimal placement of the primitive. The method was evaluated using 10 CT angiography datasets and resulted in a clear visualization with all cluttering intersections removed. The method can be used to convey clinical findings, including lumen patency and lesion locations, in a single two-dimensional image.

PMID:
17946176
DOI:
10.1109/IEMBS.2006.259584
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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