3D vessel reconstruction in OCT-angiography via depth map estimation

Shuai Yu, Jianyang Xie, Jinkui Hao, Yalin Zheng, Jiong Zhang, Yan Hu, Jiang Liu, Yitian Zhao

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Abstract

Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography (OCTA) has been increasingly used in the management of eye and systemic diseases in recent years. Manual or automatic analysis of blood vessel in 2D OCTA images (en face angiograms) is commonly used in clinical practice, however it may lose rich 3D spatial distribution information of blood vessels or capillaries that are useful for clinical decision-making. In this paper, we introduce a novel 3D vessel reconstruction framework based on the estimation of vessel depth maps from OCTA images. First, we design a network with structural constraints to predict the depth of blood vessels in OCTA images. In order to promote the accuracy of the predicted depth map at both the overall structure-and pixel-level, we combine MSE and SSIM loss as the training loss function. Finally, the 3D vessel reconstruction is achieved by utilizing the estimated depth map and 2D vessel segmentation results. Experimental results demonstrate that our method is effective in the depth prediction and 3D vessel reconstruction for OCTA images.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE 18th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2021
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1609-1613
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781665412469
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Apr 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event18th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2021 - Nice, France
Duration: 13 Apr 202116 Apr 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging
Volume2021-April
ISSN (Print)1945-7928
ISSN (Electronic)1945-8452

Conference

Conference18th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2021
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityNice
Period13/04/2116/04/21

Keywords

  • 3D vessel reconstruction
  • Depth prediction
  • OCTA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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