Geometrical and structural analysis of vessel systems in 3d medical image datasets
We present several methods for the analysis and visualization of vessel systems in 3D CT and MR image datasets, including segmentation, skeletonization, topological and morphometrical analysis methods. We describe a number of clinical and medical applications, including quantitative vessel diagnostic, automatic detection of aneurysms, liver surgery planning, and simulation of vascular trees. The applications are implemented as software prototypes based on a research and development platform for medical imaging and rapid application prototyping. Most of the applications have been evaluated under clinical conditions. 1.