Unbiased vessel-diameter quantification based on the FWHM criterion

H. Bouma, J. Olivan Bescos, A. Vilanova, F.A. Gerritsen

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The full-width at half-max (FWHM) criterion is often used for both manual and automatic quantification of the vessel diameter in medical images. The FWHM criterion is easy to understand and it can be implemented with low computational cost. However, it is well known that the FWHM criterion can give an over- and underestimation of the vessel diameter. In this paper, we propose a simple and original method to create an unbiased estimation of the vessel diameter based on the FWHM criterion and we compared the robustness to noise of several edge detectors. The quantitative results of our experiments show that the proposed method is accurate and precise in comparison to other (more complex) edge detectors, even for small vessels.
Originele taal-2Engels
TitelProceedings of SPIE Medical Imaging 2007: Image Processing, 18-20 February 2007, San Diego, California, USA
RedacteurenK.R. Cleary, M.I. Miga
Plaats van productieBellingham
ISBN van geprinte versie978-0-8194-6630-3
StatusGepubliceerd - 2007
Evenement2007 Medical Imaging : Image Provessing - San Diego, Verenigde Staten van Amerika
Duur: 17 feb 200722 feb 2007

Publicatie series

NaamProceedings of SPIE
ISSN van geprinte versie0277-786X


Congres2007 Medical Imaging : Image Provessing
Land/RegioVerenigde Staten van Amerika
StadSan Diego
AnderMedical Imaging 2007, San Diego, California, USA


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