Automatic Coronary Calcium Scoring using Computed Tomography
Gouw, D.J.J.M. de
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Coronary calcium is a significant predictor for atherosclerosis and future cardiovascular events. The manual approach for coronary calcium scoring is intensive and time-consuming. Different methods have been developed to automate this task. Coronary calcium is currently scored on non-contrast ECG-synchronized coronary computed tomography (CT), but can be scored with different CT scan techniques. This thesis will give an overview of methods for automatic calcium scoring. Several fully automatic and semi-automatic methods are discussed with the used scan technique and mutual compared.