Curved-slab maximum intensity projection: method and evaluation.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The authors developed and evaluated a method to produce curved-slab maximum intensity projections (MIPs) through blood vessels that semiautomatically excludes soft tissue and bone. Results obtained with the algorithm were compared with those obtained with rectangular-slab MIPs by using computed tomographic (CT) data from four patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms. Curved-slab MIPs exhibited increased mean vessel-to-perivascular tissue contrast of 55.1 HU (36%), allowed a 10% increase in contrast-to-noise ratio, and decreased apparent vessel narrowing by 0.12-1.09 mm, without increasing processing time. Curved-slab MIPs may also include multiple vessels in a single image, thereby improving interpretation efficiency by reducing the number of MIPs required in these patients from eight to three.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Raman, R; Napel, S; Rubin, GD

Published Date

  • October 1, 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 229 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 255 - 260

PubMed ID

  • 12944605

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0033-8419

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1148/radiol.2291020370


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States