NA-MIC VMTK Collaboration
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Goals of the Project
To create a Slicer-based platform for segmentation of vascular segments from angiographic images (CTA, MRA, ...), analysis of vascular geometry, mesh generation and hemodynamic simulation (CFD) and visualization.
Since many of these functionalities are already provided by the Vascular Modeling Toolkit (www.vmtk.org) as command-line tools, the plan is to integrate vmtk scripts within Slicer as command-line modules for the non-interactive tasks, and to create ad-hoc GUI modules for the more interactive tasks (i.e. segmentation).
- vmtk script for automated conversion of vmtk command line pipes to Slicer command-line modules (DONE)
- Implementation of vmtk-based interactive modules (IN PROGRESS)
- 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.
- Lee SW, Antiga L, Spence JD and Steinman DA. Geometry of the carotid bifurcation predicts its exposure to disturbed flow. Stroke, 39(8): 2341-2347, Aug 2008. Featured on the front cover.
- Thomas JB, Antiga L, Che S, Milner JS, Hangan Steinman DA, Spence JD, Rutt BK and Steinman DA. Variation in the carotid bifurcation geometry of young vs. older adults: Implications for "geometric risk" of atherosclerosis. Stroke, 36(11): 2450-2456, Nov 2005.
- Antiga L, Steinman DA. Robust and objective decomposition and mapping of bifurcating vessels. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 23(6): 704-713, June 2004.
- Antiga L, Ene-Iordache B and Remuzzi A. Computational geometry for patient-specific reconstruction and meshing of blood vessels from MR and CT angiography. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 22(5): 674-684, May 2003.