Speaker: Kin Quan and Claire Cury
UCL Contact: Dominique Drai (Visitors from outside UCL please email in advance).
Date/Time: 22 Mar 17, 13:00 - 14:00
Venue: Roberts 106
Title: Measuring the Tapering of Airways in Bronchiectasis Patients with Phantom Validation.
Bronchiectasis is defined as the permeant dilation of the airways caused by bacterial infection. At present, a diagnosis is performed by analysing a chest CT by a trained expert. We believe, that this process can be greatly improved by quantifying the morphology of the airways.
To this end, we developed a pipeline to measure the tapering of airways in CT. The pipeline was validated by 3D printed tubes of varying dimeter, curvature and tapering. The precision a