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Abstract #3730

Level-Set Segmentation of Arterial and Venous Vessels Based on ToF-SWI Data

Andreas Deistung1, Michal Strzelecki2, Andrzej Materka2, Jrgen R. Reichenbach1

1Medical Physics Group, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology , Jena University Hospital , Jena, Germany; 2Institute of Electronics, Technical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland

Non-invasive quantitative assessment of the cerebral vasculature is of high diagnostic and therapeutic interest. The pre-requisite for the quantitative description of blood vessels is voxel-wise classification into vessel and non-vessel structures. In this contribution, we use a hybrid level-set approach that relies on both boundary and region information to segment arterial and venous vessels from simultaneously acquired time-of-flight (ToF) and susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI) data to create a 3D representation of the arterial and venous vasculature.