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Epicardial ultrasound (EUS) can be used for intra-operative quality assessment of coronary artery bypass anastomoses. To quantify the anastomotic quality from EUS images, the area of anastomotic structures has to be extracted from EUS sequences. Currently, this is done manually as no objective methods are available. We used an automatic anastomosis segmentation algorithm to extract the area of anastomotic structures from in vivo EUS sequences obtained from 16 porcine anastomoses. The algorithm consists of four major components: vessel detection, vessel segmentation, segmentation quality control and inter-frame contour alignment. The segmentation accuracy was assessed using m-fold cross-validation based on 830 manual segmentations of the anastomotic structures. A Dice coefficient of 0.879 (±0.073) and an absolute area difference of 16.95% (±17.94) were obtained. The proposed segmentation algorithm has potential to automatically extract the area of anastomotic structures.
|Journal||Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
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Automatic quality assessment of CABG anastomoses using medical image analysis
Jørgensen, A. S.
01/09/2011 → …