Computer implemented method for identifying channel like structures in a 3D volume using a layered approach, and computer program product implementing the method

Josep Brugada (Inventor), Antonio Berruezo (Inventor), Valeria Barbarito (Inventor), Luigi Carotenuto (Inventor), Luis Serra Del Molino (Inventor), Alejandro Frangi (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Abstract

Computer implemented method for identifying channel like structures in a 3D volume using a layered approach, and computer program product implementing the method The method comprises: a) obtaining a 3D volume of the object containing three different sub-volumes identified based on voxel intensity values and/or colour values as: first defined zone (H), second defined zone (S) and not-well-defined zone (BZ); b) generating first defined zone (H), second defined zone (S) and not-well-defined zone (BZ) patches by means of: b.1) defining a series of surfaces representing sections of the 3D volume or of a sub-volume isolated therefrom; and b.2) generating patches regarding first defined zone (H), second defined zone (S) and not-well-defined zone (BZ), from the intersection of the three sub-volumes with the surfaces, defined at b.1), interpolated therein; c) automatically identifying the possible channel like structures by means of automatically obtaining candidate channel like structure regions bi-dimensionally on one or more of the defined surfaces. The computer program product is adapted to implement the steps of the method of the invention.

Original languageEnglish
Patent numberEP2755185
IPCG06T 7/ 00 A I
Priority date14/01/13
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jul 2014

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