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A description is given of a device and a method for reconstructing the three-dimensional structure of blood vessels or other structures. The method comprises the stages of: obtaining at least three images of the blood vessels to be reconstructed, each of said images showing reference points which permit the determination of a matrix (T) which describes the geometric projections associated with each image; identifying, by means of said three images, a starting point for the tracing of a center line of a blood vessel; tracking the center line of the blood vessel to an end point; determining the cross-sectional dimension of said blood vessel at a plurality of points of the center line; reconstructing the three-dimensional image of the blood vessel from said cross-sectional dimensions and said center line.

Title
Method and device for reconstructing three-dimensional images of blood vessels, particularly coronary arteries, or other three-dimensional structures
Application Number
9/222099
Publication Number
6169917 (A)
Application Date
December 29, 1998
Publication Date
January 2, 2001
Inventor
Ada Fort
Via Cacuni 15, 50141 Florence
US
Francesco Buzzigoli
Via XXV Aprile 37, 50019, Sesto F.No., Florence
US
Riccardo Pini
Via Delle Porte Nvove, 27, 50144 Firenze
US
Leonardo Masotti
Via Bolognese, 81, 50019 Sesto F.NO, Florence
US
Agent
McGlew and Tuttle P C
US
IPC
A61B 5/00
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