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1. (WO2015048178) SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VISUALIZING ELONGATED STRUCTURES AND DETECTING BRANCHES THEREIN

Pub. No.:    WO/2015/048178    International Application No.:    PCT/US2014/057288
Publication Date: Fri Apr 03 01:59:59 CEST 2015 International Filing Date: Thu Sep 25 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: G06T 15/08
Applicants: HEARTFLOW, INC.
Inventors: BAI, Ying
TANG, Jonathan
YOUSFI, Razik
Title: SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VISUALIZING ELONGATED STRUCTURES AND DETECTING BRANCHES THEREIN
Abstract:
Computer implemented methods are disclosed for acquiring, using a processor, digital data of a portion of an elongate object, and identifying, using a processor, a centerline connecting a plurality of points within the portion of the elongate object. The methods also may include defining a first half-plane along the centerline, traversing a predetermined angular distance in a clockwise or counter clockwise direction from the first half-plane to a second half-plane to define an angular wedge, and calculating, using a processor, a view of the angular wedge between the first half-plane and the second half-plane and generating an electronic view of the angular wedge.