Identification and quantification of arterial calcifications in cardiac CT

The amount of coronary artery calcification as quantified with CT images is a strong and independent predictor of cardiovascular events.

The goal of this project is to develop a system for automatic identification, characterization and quantification of calcified plaque in coronary arteries using cardiac CT scans to enable determination of cardiovascular risk in individual patients.


Researchers


Journal Articles

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J.M. Wolterink, T. Leiner, B.D. de Vos, J-L. Coatrieux, B.M. Kelm, S. Kondo, R.A. Salgado, R. Shahzad, H. Shu, M. Snoeren, R.A.P. Takx, L.J. van Vliet, T. van Walsum, T.P. Willems, G. Yang, Y. Zheng, M.A. Viergever, I. Isgum

An evaluation of automatic coronary artery calcium scoring methods with cardiac CT using the orCaScore framework Journal Article

Medical Physics, 43 (5), pp. 2361, 2016.

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J.M. Wolterink, T. Leiner, R.A.P. Takx, M.A. Viergever; I. Isgum

Automatic coronary calcium scoring in non-contrast-enhanced ECG-triggered cardiac CT with ambiguity detection Journal Article

IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 34 (9), pp. 1867-1878, 2015.

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Inproceedings

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J.M. Wolterink; T. Leiner; R.A.P. Takx; M.A. Viergever; I. Isgum

An automatic machine learning system for coronary calcium scoring in clinical non-contrast enhanced, ECG-triggered cardiac CT Inproceedings

In: SPIE Medical Imaging, 2014.

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Abstracts

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J.M. Wolterink; M.J. Willemink; R.A.P. Takx; M. Prokop; J. de Mey; M. Das; P.A. de Jong; R.P.J. Budde; A.M.R. Schilham; R.L.A.W. Bleys; N. Buls; J.E. Wildberger; M.A. Viergever; I. Isgum; T. Leiner

Differences in coronary artery calcification scores obtained with different CT scanners are not software related Abstract

In: 2014.

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J.M. Wolterink; T. Leiner; P.A. de Jong; M.A. Viergever; I. Isgum

Automatic coronary calcium scoring in ECG-triggered cardiac CT Abstract

In: 2013.

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