By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Computer Weekly News -- Current study results on Angiography have been published. According to news reporting from Thessaloniki, Greece, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "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 news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Aristotle University, "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."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "IVUSAngio Tool is distributed as free software, publicly available to download and use."
For more information on this research see: IVUSAngio Tool: A publicly available software for fast and accurate 3D reconstruction of coronary arteries. Computers in Biology and Medicine, 2013;43(11):1793-1803. Computers in Biology and Medicine can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Computers in Biology and Medicine - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/351)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting C. Doulaverakis, Aristotle University, Cardiovasc Engn & Atherosclerosis Lab, Sch Med, AHEPA Univ HospDept Cardiol 1, Thessaloniki 54636, Greece. Additional authors for this research include I. Tsampoulatidis, A.P. Antoniadis, Y.S. Chatzizisis, A. Giannopoulos, I. Kompatsiaris and G.D. Giannoglou.
Keywords for this news article include: Greece, Europe, Software, Angiography, Thessaloniki
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