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

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Catheter Extraction in Abdominal Fluoroscopic Image Sequences

Catheter Extraction in Abdominal Fluoroscopic Image Sequences

In medical collaboration with:
Tobias Waggershauser (MD)

Scientific Director: Nassir Navab

Contact Person(s): Hauke Heibel

Keywords: Segmentation, Medical Imaging, Computer Vision


This work's focus lies in catheter and guide wire extraction from abdominal fluoroscopic sequences. Due to the fact that fluoroscopic X-ray images are of low quality and suffer from a lot of background clutter in the abdominal area the task we are working on is very difficult and not yet solved by the community. The detection process is very important since a properly detected catheter or guide wire is required by many applications that have been proposed in the last few years. One of the major goals is the enhancement of the navigation during abdominal cathterizations in order to reduce the time of interventions and thus the radiation exposure for the patient and especially the physician.


Figure 1: Maximum eigenvalue image.


Contact Person(s)

Hauke Heibel
Dr. Hauke Heibel

Working Group

Martin Groher
Dr. Martin Groher
Nassir Navab
Prof. Dr. Nassir Navab


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

Tel.: +49 89 289-17058
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Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Campus Grosshadern
Marchioninistrae 15
81377 München

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