Fully automatic computation of the shape of a micro-catheter

J. Bruijns, Frans J. Peters, R.P.M. Berretty, C.W.A.M. van Overveld, B.M. ter Haar Romeny

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Volume representations of blood vessels acquired by 3D rotational angiography are very suitable for diagnosing an aneurysm. If the aneurysm volume is known, a physician may fill an aneurysm via a catheter. To guide this catheter, a micro-catheter, selected and pre-molded for easy entry into the aneurysm, is moved through the vessels. We developed a method to compute the corridor through the vessels and from this corridor the shape of the micro-catheter. This method has been tested on 28 clinical volume data-sets.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-406
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Congress Series
Publication statusPublished - May 2005


  • 3D rotational angiography
  • Computer assisted therapy planning
  • Shape extraction


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