Patent Number: 6,169,917

Title: Method and device for reconstructing three-dimensional images of blood vessels, particularly coronary arteries, or other three-dimensional structures

Abstract: 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.

Inventors: Masotti; Leonardo (50019 Sesto F.NO, Florence, IT), Pini; Riccardo (50144 Firenze, IT), Buzzigoli; Francesco (50019, Sesto F.No., Florence, IT), Fort; Ada (50141 Florence, IT)


International Classification: A61B 6/00 (20060101); A61B 005/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018