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An optical approach to validate ultrasound surface segmentation of the heart
Author(s): Bo Wang; Alexander Schlaefer; Zhenxi Zhang
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Paper Abstract

The patient specific geometry of the heart is of interest for a number of diagnostic methods, e.g., when modeling the inverse electrocardiography (ECG) problem. One approach to get images of the heart is three-dimensional ultrasound. However, segmentation of the surface is complicated and segmentation methods are typically validated against manually drawn contours. This requires considerable expert knowledge. Hence, we have developed a setup that allows studying the accuracy of image segmentation from cardiac ultrasound. Using an optical tracking system, we have measured the three-dimensional surface of an isolated porcine heart. We studied whether the actual geometry can be reconstructed from both optical and ultrasound images. We illustrate the use of our approach in quantifying the segmentation result for a three-dimensional region-based active contour algorithm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9230, Twelfth International Conference on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine (PIBM 2014), 92300R (17 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2069023
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Bo Wang, Xi'an Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Alexander Schlaefer, Hamburg Univ. of Technology (Germany)
Zhenxi Zhang, Xi'an Jiaotong Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9230:
Twelfth International Conference on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine (PIBM 2014)
Qingming Luo; Lihong V. Wang; Valery V. Tuchin, Editor(s)

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