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7 ms, TR = 27 ms, FoV = 20 cm, matrix size = 384 × 512, thickness = 1 mm, gap = 0 mm, NSA = 1, flip angle = 35◦ . 17 Comparison of MIP vs. Local MIP of CT renal volume. Left: MIP algorithm. Right: Local MIP (LMIP) algorithm. ) Pros and Cons of MIP: The major advantages of MIP included: (1) easy design; (2) fast way for visualization of angiography data; and (3) MIP can be obtained irrespective of any direction of transverse, that is, front to back or back to front. The major disadvantages of MIP included: (1) loses the three-dimensional information, and (2) not helpful for finding stenosis.

This optimizes the speed from n3 to 3n operations. This generates the Hessian matrix H(x, y, z), which is the second derivative of the image volume (∇ 2 I ). 5. Maximization of the multi-scale response (segmentation). The above process was repeated for, say, n number of iterations and normalized by the scale-space factor ␴i ; thus, the maximum scale-space representation was chosen by solving M(x) = max {␴i2 ␭123 (x, ␴i )}, where 1≤i≤n ␴i was the normalization factor. 6. Multi-scale response and scale-space optimization in the masked region.

The rays |r1li | and |r2li | were computed in opposite directions using the gradient change of the gray-scale intensity. The rays originated from the point source in radial directions. An average of n = 12 lines were drawn from the likelihood central point. The gradient component was computed as ∂∂Lr = r∇r L , where ∂∂Lr was the rate of change of image intensity along the radial direction and r∇ L was the product of the radial vector r and the gradient of the r image intensity ∇ L. Note that the gradient of the original image I was computed using Lindeberg’s method [86, 87], which was mathematically given as ∇ L = I ⊗ ␴␥ ∇G, where ␥ was the scale factor and G was the Gaussian smoothing function.

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