2011 Winter Project Week:StenosisDetector

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Key Investigators

  • University of Heidelberg, Germany: Suares Tamekue
  • UPenn: Daniel Haehn
  • Orobix, Italy: Luca Antiga
  • SPL: Ron Kikinis


We are developing a stenosis detector based on VMTK in Slicer 4. The goal is to be able to visualize stenosis after a vessel segmentation using a wizard-based interface.

Approach, Plan

Our approach for developing the stenosis detector is: first vessel enhancement, level-set segmentation, network extraction and then quantification and visualization of stenosis.

The tool will be evaluated on datasets.


A prototyp of the graphical user interface has been designed and implemented. Project Week Update: The week was productive. We get a lot of feedback from the Kitware guys. Specially on the wizard interface which is based on CTK library. We also had to clarify an issue concerning the area of the wizard content and the way the different wizard steps with each other and with the logic interact.

Delivery Mechanism

This work will be delivered to the NA-MIC Kit as a (please select the appropriate options by noting YES against them below)

  1. ITK Module
  2. Slicer Module
    1. Built-in
    2. Extension -- commandline
    3. Extension -- loadable [X]
  3. Other (Please specify)


  • Antiga L, Piccinelli M, Botti L, Ene-Iordache B, Remuzzi A and Steinman DA. An image-based modeling framework for patient-specific computational hemodynamics. Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, 46: 1097-1112, Nov 2008.
  • D. Hähn. Integration of the vascular modeling toolkit in 3d slicer. SPL, 04 2009. Available online at http://www.spl.harvard.edu/publications/item/view/1728.
  • D. Hähn. Centerline Extraction of Coronary Arteries in 3D Slicer using VMTK based Tools. Master's Thesis. Department of Medical Informatics, University of Heidelberg, Germany. Feb 2010.
  • Piccinelli M, Veneziani A, Steinman DA, Remuzzi A, Antiga L (2009) A framework for geometric analysis of vascular structures: applications to cerebral aneurysms. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. In press.