A holistic approach for the detection of media-adventitia border in IVUS

F. Ciompi, O. Pujol, C. Gatta, X. Carrillo, J. Mauri and P. Radeva

Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention 2011:411-419.

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In this paper we present a methodology for the automatic detection of media-adventitia border (MAb) in Intravascular Ultrasound. A robust computation of the MAb is achieved through a holistic approach where the position of the MAb with respect to other tissues of the vessel is used. A learned quality measure assures that the resulting MAb is optimal with respect to all other tissues. The mean distance error computed through a set of 140 images is 0.2164 (A,A+-0.1326) mm.