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Model-based localization of the left ventricle from cardiac MR scans
Author(s): Leiguang Gong; Ting Cui; Casimir A. Kulikowski; Reuben S. Mezrich
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Paper Abstract

A new approach for the extraction of the myocardium from MR cardiac scans is presented. Segmentation and recognition of the left ventricle by a sequence of generic image processing operations is carried out in an order determined by a model of domain-specific relational, spatial, and morphological knowledge of the cardiac images. In particular, a new technique for constrained surface deformation by variable morphological dilation is introduced. These methods, incorporated in a prototype system called CARDIAN, have produced encouraging results in initial experiments with MR scans from phantom, dog, and human studies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1905, Biomedical Image Processing and Biomedical Visualization, (29 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.148670
Show Author Affiliations
Leiguang Gong, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
Ting Cui, Univ. of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (United States)
Casimir A. Kulikowski, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
Reuben S. Mezrich, Univ. of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1905:
Biomedical Image Processing and Biomedical Visualization
Raj S. Acharya; Dmitry B. Goldgof, Editor(s)

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