Chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures & Augmented Reality
Lehrstuhl für Informatikanwendungen in der Medizin & Augmented Reality

Reconstruction of Vascular Networks

In academic collaboration with:
ETH Zürich; University of Zürich; Max Planck Institute for Informatics; Argonne National Laboratory; Northwestern University

Scientific Director: Prof. Dr. Bjoern Menze

Contact Person(s): Markus Rempfler

Keywords: IBBM: image computing


Segmentation of the vasculature from image data is relevant for many biomedical applications and has been subject to research for many years. The reconstruction of the vascular networks, however, remains a difficult task when it comes to low-resolution data. In this project, we address such a reconstruction of cerebrovascular networks from low-resolution microMRA images of mice. We employ methods ranging from state-of-the-art segmentation algorithms for local detection of vessels to discrete optimization techniques to estimate the best network with respect to a probabilistic model.


Figure 1: Overview of the reconstruction scheme.
Figure 2: Illustration of the effect of incorporating physiological knowledge on geometrical relations of bifurcations.
Figure 3: Cerebrovascular network reconstructed from a high-resolution microCT of a corrosion casted mouse brain.


Contact Person(s)

Markus Rempfler
M.Sc. Markus Rempfler

Working Group

Bjoern Menze
Prof. Bjoern Menze
Markus Rempfler
M.Sc. Markus Rempfler


Technische Universität München
Institut für Informatik / I16
Boltzmannstr. 3
85748 Garching bei München

Tel.: +49 89 289-17058
Fax: +49 89 289-17059
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