A Decision Support System for the Assessment and Stenting of Tracheal Stenosis

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Rômulo Pinho


Department of Physics, University of Antwerp, Antwerp (2010)


This thesis sets forth a decision support system that proposes a method for automatic assessment of tracheal stenosis and prediction of stent length and diameter from chest CT scans. The main idea behind the proposed method is to estimate the shape of the trachea of a patient as if stenosis were not present. This shape can be used the by the physician for surgery planning and is the basis for the automatic assessment of the stenosis and the prediction of patient-specific stents.

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