IntraVascular UltraSound (IVUS) has become a usual imaging technique for the diagnosis and follow up of arterial diseases. IVUS is a catheter-based imaging technique which shows a sequence of cross sections of the artery under study. Inspection of a single image gives information about the percentage of stenosis. Meanwhile, inspection of longitudinal views provides information about artery bio-mechanical properties, which can prevent a fatal outcome of the cardiovascular disease.
This project proposes several image processing tools for exploring vessel dynamics and structures by means of IVUS Sequences processing: a physics-based model to extract, analyze and correct vessel in-plane rigid dynamics and to retrieve cardiac phase and a deterministic-statistical method for automatic vessel borders detection.