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Volumetric motion tracking of the left ventricle of the heart from tagged MRI by a B-spline solid model
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Paper Abstract

Accurate delineation of the volumetric motion of Left- Ventricle (LV) of the heart from magnetic resonance imaging is an important area of research. We have built a system that takes tagged short-axis (SA) and long-axis (LA) image sequences as input, fits a 3D B-spline solid model to the LV of the heart by matching 3 sequences of solid knot planes to 3 sequences of tag planes, and volumetrically tracks the LV deformations. The formulation described in this article is more efficient than our previously proposed B-spline solid work. The advantage of the B-spline solid is that each LV myocardial point is uniquely indexed by a solid point, simplifying displacement reconstruction. The output of the system is a 3D solid that accurately captures the volumetric LV motion and provides a 3D motion field. The concept of registering and fitting the solid's knot planes to the LV tag planes is novel. In order to outline the myocardium from the solid, two B-spline surface models are used to fit the endocardial and epicardial walls. The generated motion fields follow the ground-truth motion fields closely.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 May 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3660, Medical Imaging 1999: Physiology and Function from Multidimensional Images, (20 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.349624
Show Author Affiliations
Jiantao Huang, Washington Univ. Medical Center (United States)
Amir A. Amini, Washington Univ. Medical Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3660:
Medical Imaging 1999: Physiology and Function from Multidimensional Images
Chin-Tu Chen; Anne V. Clough, Editor(s)

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