A fast catheter segmentation and tracking from echocardiographic sequences based on corresponding x-ray fluoroscopic image segmentation and hierarchical graph modelling

Xianliang Wu, James Housden, Ying Liang Ma, Kawal Rhode, Daniel Rueckert

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Abstract

3D soft tissue information, which X-ray images cannot provide but 3D echocardiographic imaging can, may be required in cardiac catheter-based interventions. In this paper, we propose a real-time catheter tracking strategy in echocar-diographic sequences based on catheter segmentation in 2D X-ray images and registration between these two modalities. Firstly the segmentation from X-ray and the registration between X-ray and ultrasound is computed. The results from these steps reduce the search space in the ultrasound volume to a limited space surrounding a curved surface. This space is straightened and 2D SURF is calculated on the sampled cross-sections. All features are organized as a two level hierarchical graph. The longest path on the top-level graph and shortest paths on the bottom level graphs are solved. This combined path is considered as the potential catheter after B-Spline modelling and growing. The experiments on clinical data (2000 pairs of frames) show a better performance than a previous method and some dominant vesselness filters.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE 11th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages951-954
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781467319591
DOIs
StatePublished - 29 Jul 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 IEEE 11th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2014 - Beijing, China
Duration: 29 Apr 20142 May 2014

Publication series

Name2014 IEEE 11th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2014

Conference

Conference2014 IEEE 11th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2014
Country/TerritoryChina
CityBeijing
Period29/04/142/05/14

Keywords

  • Catheter ablation
  • Catheter tracking
  • Echocardiography
  • X-ray fluoroscopy

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