Anatomical Structures

Anatomical structures such as the heart, the aorta or the coronary arteries are used in the diagnosis process of coronary heart diseases to measure for example the ejection fraction, geometrical extensions or the amount of atherosclerosis, respectively.

For this purpose, those anatomical structures have to be localized in the data sets and in some cases they even have to be segmented from their surrounding. The segmentation task - when performed manually - is time-consuming. Therefore, a wide range of (semi-)automatic algorithms have been proposed to speed up the process.

For the assessment of atherosclerosis in coronary arteries, we developed algorithms for the detection of the ascending aorta and the tracking, segmentation, and labeling of the coronary arteries.