Financing:

   

 
Management
 
The Management Structure follows the principals which are stated in the Final Application Guide composed by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology. 
Management Bodies


Region of Central Macedonia
(RCM)

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
(AUTH)

University of Macedonia
(UOM)

Centre for Research & Technology Hellas
(CERTH)

Association of Information Technology Companies of Northern Greece
(SEPVE)
Federation of Industries of Northnern Greece
(FING)
Thessaloniki Technology Park
(TTP)
Research Commitee of AUTH
 
 
 
Development of advanced semantic techniques for Intravascular Ultrasound analysis
Organisations responsible for implementation of the task
• Center For Research and Technology – Hellas/Informatics and Telematics Institute (CERTH – ITI) http://mklab.iti.gr 
• Medical School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki http://web.auth.gr/cea
• SimTec www.simtec.gr 
• VRSENSE www.vrsense.com  

Task Description
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.

Expected Results
 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.

Task Manager
Yiannis Kompatsiaris
Tel: +30 2310 464160, ext. 114
E-mail: ikom@iti.gr
 
 
 
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