Issue No. 06 - November/December (2007 vol. 13)
Anna Vilanova , IEEE
Eduard Gröller , IEEE
We present novel, comprehensive visualization techniques for the diagnosis of patients with Coronary Artery Disease using segmented cardiac MRI data. We extent an accepted medical visualization technique called the bull?s eye plot by removing discontinuities, preserving the volumetric nature of the left ventricular wall and adding anatomical context. The resulting volumetric bull?s eye plot can be used for the assessment of transmurality. We link these visualizations to a 3D view that presents viability information in a detailed anatomical context. We combine multiple MRI scans (whole heart anatomical data, late enhancement data) and multiple segmentations (polygonal heart model, late enhancement contours, coronary artery tree). By selectively combining different rendering techniques we obtain comprehensive yet intuitive visualizations of the various data sources.
Cardiac MRI, late enhancement, viability, bull's eye plot.
E. Gröller, M. Termeer, M. Breeuwer, J. Oliván Bescós, F. Gerritsen and A. Vilanova, "CoViCAD: Comprehensive Visualization of Coronary Artery Disease," in IEEE Transactions on Visualization & Computer Graphics, vol. 13, no. , pp. 1632-1639, 2007.