|Title: Quantitative Analysis of 3D Artery Volume Reconstructions Using Biplane Angiography and Intravascular OCT Imaging 2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)|
|Written by: S. Latus and M. Neidhardt and M. Lutz and N. Gessert and N. Frey and A. Schlaefer|
|in: 07 2019|
|on pages: 6004-6007|
Abstract: Diameter and volume are frequently used parameters for cardiovascular diagnosis, e.g., to identify a stenosis of the coronary arteries. Intra-vascular OCT imaging has a high spatial resolution and promises accurate estimates of the vessel diameter. However, the actual images are reconstructed from A-scans relative to the catheter tip and imaging is subject to rotational artifacts. We study the impact of different volume reconstruction approaches on the accuracy of the vessel shape estimate. Using X-ray angiography we obtain the 3D vessel centerline and the 3D catheter trajectory, and we propose to align the A-scans using both. For comparison we consider reconstruction along a straight line and along the centerline. All methods are evaluated based on an experimental setup using a clinical angiography system and a vessel phantom with known shape. Our results ilustrate potential pitfalls in the estimation of the vessel shape, particularly when the vessel is curved. We demonstrate that the conventional reconstruction approaches may result in an overestimate of the cross-section and that the proposed approach results in a good shape agreement in general and for curver segments, with DICE coefficients of approximately 0.96 and 0.98, respectively.