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High-resolution four-dimensional surface reconstruction of the right heart and pulmonary arteries
Author(s): Peter J. Yim; Desok Kim; Carol L. Lucas
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Paper Abstract

Determination of the surface of the heart is a challenging problem due to the heart's motion and the potential importance of subtle geometric features. The Meyer watershed has been shown to be an effective solution to this problem in images of the left ventricle in at least two medical image types. In this paper the technique is extended, first of all, by application to the right ventricle (RV) in an image from the Dynamic Spatial Reconstructor (DSR). Additionally, several important issues related to its general application are addressed including: (1)image anisotropy, (2)4D processing and (3) valve localization. The Meyer watershed model itself is also discussed in some detail with respect to its implementation and general properties. A simple by-product of surface reconstruction of the RV in the DSR images is that of the pulmonary arteries.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 June 1998
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 3338, Medical Imaging 1998: Image Processing, (24 June 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.310952
Show Author Affiliations
Peter J. Yim, Univ. of North Carolina/Chapel Hill (United States)
Desok Kim, Univ. of North Carolina/Chapel Hill (United States)
Carol L. Lucas, Univ. of North Carolina/Chapel Hill (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3338:
Medical Imaging 1998: Image Processing
Kenneth M. Hanson, Editor(s)

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