Data on Angiography Reported by Researchers at University of Lodz (Computer simulation of magnetic resonance angiography imaging: model description and validation)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Mathematics -- Data detailed on Angiography have been presented. According to news reporting originating from Lodz, Poland, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "With the development of medical imaging modalities and image processing algorithms, there arises a need for methods of their comprehensive quantitative evaluation. In particular, this concerns the algorithms for vessel tracking and segmentation in magnetic resonance angiography images."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the University of Lodz, "The problem can be approached by using synthetic images, where true geometry of vessels is known. This paper presents a framework for computer modeling of MRA imaging and the results of its validation. A new model incorporates blood flow simulation within MR signal computation kernel. The proposed solution is unique, especially with respect to the interface between flow and image formation processes. Furthermore it utilizes the concept of particle tracing. The particles reflect the flow of fluid they are immersed in and they are assigned magnetization vectors with temporal evolution controlled by MR physics. Such an approach ensures flexibility as the designed simulator is able to reconstruct flow profiles of any type. The proposed model is validated in a series of experiments with physical and digital flow phantoms. The synthesized 3D images contain various features (including artifacts) characteristic for the time-of-flight protocol and exhibit remarkable correlation with the data acquired in a real MR scanner."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The obtained results support the primary goal of the conducted research, i.e. establishing a reference technique for a quantified validation of MR angiography image processing algorithms."
For more information on this research see: Computer simulation of magnetic resonance angiography imaging: model description and validation. Plos One, 2014;9(4):e93689. (Public Library of Science - www.plos.org; Plos One - www.plosone.org)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A. Klepaczko, Medical Electronics Division, Institute of Electronics, Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland. Additional authors for this research include P. Szczypi?ski, G. Dwojakowski, M. Strzelecki and A. Materka.
Keywords for this news article include: Lodz, Poland, Europe, Algorithms, Cardiology, Angiography, Magnetic Resonance.
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