Adaptive processing algorithms for intravenous digital subtraction coronary angiography


Journal Article

Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA) is commonly used in conjunction with intravenous contrast injection for detection of atherosclerotic disease in arteries outside of the heart. Images of coronary arteries obtained with intravenous DSA have been limited in quality by several important factors. Among these is the confusing background provided by superposed pulmonary veins. Because these opacity just before the coronary arteries, conventional remasking results in substantial loss in coronary artery contrast. This paper presents preliminary work on a processing scheme in which the degree of correlation between the contrast pass curves in individual pixels and a reference region can be used to adaptively suppress pulmonary structures. © 1985 SPIE.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lee, CSR; Peppier, WW; Van Lysel, MS; Cusma, JT; Folts, JD; Zarnstorff, WC; Mistretta, CA; Dobbins, JT; Hasegawa, BH; Naimuddin, S; Molloi, S; Hangiandreou, N; Lancaster, JC

Published Date

  • June 11, 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 535 /

Start / End Page

  • 369 - 377

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1996-756X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0277-786X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1117/12.947292

Citation Source

  • Scopus