Congratulations to Giovanni Ughi from K. U. Leuven a Winner of a 2012 Student Travel Grant Award
Topic covered by the project is software development for quantitative computer aided automated analysis of intra-vascular OCT images. Automated segmentation of stent struts and lumen, stent apposition, stent coverage and registration of IV-OCT datasets at different instants of times are part of the software research and development. Moreover, tissue characterization to automatically assess atherosclerotic plaques components and morphology are other issues at which the project address. The optical coherence tomography system used in our catheterization laboratory is a Fourier Domain device for coronary arteries. The promoter and co-promoter of the project are Prof. Jan D’hooge (Research Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, KU Leuven) and Prof. Dr. Walter Desmet (Full Professor, Department of Cardiology, KU Leuven).