Organisations responsible for implementation of
• Center For Research and Technology –
Hellas/Informatics and Telematics Institute (CERTH –
• Medical School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
• SimTec www.simtec.gr
The imaging of atheromatic plaques in the coronary
vessels constitutes one of the most developed and broad
research fields in contemporary Cardiology. To date,
several imaging techniques have been developed for the
detection of plaque, among which the Intravascular
Ultrasound (IVUS) holds an eminent position. Ôhis
project aims to develop a completely automated system
for 3D reconstruction of coronary arteries by
integrating data from IVUS and coronary angiography.
This system is anticipated to comprise the input for the
CFD studies, supporting, at the same time, the
application of advanced semantic analysis of IVUS images
and patient data in order to assist the diagnosis
performed by experts.
The basic expected result of the proposed task is
the development of a novel integrated system for the 3D
reconstruction of the coronary vessels in vivo from the
initial 2D IVUS images. The resulting 3D model will be
used for the simulation of the bool flow within the
vessels, in such a way that the medical requirements
(for clinical diagnosis and observation) are covered.
The developed system will use semantic analysis of
patient and IVUS image data so as to assist the process
of medical diagnosis.
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