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IJSTR >> Volume 9 - Issue 1, January 2020 Edition

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Automatic Coronary Centerline Extraction From Computed Tomography Images

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Coronary Centerline Extraction, Gradient Vector Flow (GVF), Fast Marching method, Computed Tomography



The cardiac attack disease is increased in a decade of years. Image processing technique plays a vital role in identifying coronary artery diseases. The coronary artery disease reduces the flow of blood to the heart. The techniques used to identify the problem in heart should be fast and accurate. This paper builds up another system for separating coronary centerlines from three dimensional fragmented coronary veins models. In the proposed system we apply the Gradient Vector Flow algorithm for the vessel model of speed image. The centerline in the heart can be extracted by using the wave propagation method. The three dimensional vessel model has been implemented in many coronary vein segment. The coronary centerline extraction in artificial vessel model is adapted with our proposed framework. The distance to extract the coronary centerline is about 0.25mm and the overlap distance is about 96%. The quality of Computed Tomography image is 0.3mm × 0.3mm × 0.4mm. Next the artificial vessel model will goes to further testing process. The CT scan image is valid for both left coronary artery and right coronary artery. The average time to take examine the arteries is about 16 min per case. The Gradient vector flow method and fast marching method may be suitable for all cardiac patients and this technique will be more accurate and processing time is fast.



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