Master of Science (MS)
First Committee Member
Evangelos A. Yfantis
Number of Pages
Computer-assisted techniques have been shown to be useful in estimating the diameter and cross-sectional area of coronary artery lesions. In this study, two different strategies are employed for identification of artery contours, i.e., scanning and tracKing The scanning approach is accomplished by a canny edge detector. The edge tracking approach is in favor due to its low variability and fast analysis time. Given a start point and search direction, a tracking process automatically detects the arteries edge. From the edge points, a quantitative analysis process calculates the arteries diameter and percent diameter stenosis. As the software runs within a second, we conclude that this technique is capable of immediate estimation of the extent of coronary artery lesions.
Arteriograms; Automated; Coronary; Quantification; Stenosis
Computer science; Medicine
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Zhang, Yu, "Automated stenosis quantification in coronary arteriograms" (1999). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1015.