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A comparison study of atlas-based 3D cardiac MRI segmentation: global versus global and local transformations
Author(s): Aditya Daryanani; Shusil Dangi; Yehuda Kfir Ben-Zikri; Cristian A. Linte
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Paper Abstract

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a standard-of-care imaging modality for cardiac function assessment and guidance of cardiac interventions thanks to its high image quality and lack of exposure to ionizing radiation. Cardiac health parameters such as left ventricular volume, ejection fraction, myocardial mass, thickness, and strain can be assessed by segmenting the heart from cardiac MRI images. Furthermore, the segmented pre-operative anatomical heart models can be used to precisely identify regions of interest to be treated during minimally invasive therapy. Hence, the use of accurate and computationally efficient segmentation techniques is critical, especially for intra-procedural guidance applications that rely on the peri-operative segmentation of subject-specific datasets without delaying the procedure workflow. Atlas-based segmentation incorporates prior knowledge of the anatomy of interest from expertly annotated image datasets. Typically, the ground truth atlas label is propagated to a test image using a combination of global and local registration. The high computational cost of non-rigid registration motivated us to obtain an initial segmentation using global transformations based on an atlas of the left ventricle from a population of patient MRI images and refine it using well developed technique based on graph cuts. Here we quantitatively compare the segmentations obtained from the global and global plus local atlases and refined using graph cut-based techniques with the expert segmentations according to several similarity metrics, including Dice correlation coefficient, Jaccard coefficient, Hausdorff distance, and Mean absolute distance error.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 March 2016
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9786, Medical Imaging 2016: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling, 978624 (18 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2217883
Show Author Affiliations
Aditya Daryanani, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
Shusil Dangi, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
Yehuda Kfir Ben-Zikri, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
Cristian A. Linte, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9786:
Medical Imaging 2016: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling
Robert J. Webster; Ziv R. Yaniv, Editor(s)

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