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Left atrial appendage segmentation from 3D CCTA images for occluder placement procedure.

07:00 EST 13th November 2018 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Left atrial appendage segmentation from 3D CCTA images for occluder placement procedure."

Percutaneous left atrial appendage (LAA) closure (placement of an occluder to close the appendage) is a novel procedure for stroke prevention in patients suffering from atrial fibrillation. The closure procedure planning requires accurate LAA measurements which can be obtained from computed tomography (CT) images.

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Name: Computers in biology and medicine
ISSN: 1879-0534
Pages: 163-174

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