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Regional myocardial wall thickening of the left ventricle from segmentation of echocardiographic images
Author(s): Isabelle Fitton; J. Shen; Jean-Marie Perron; Akem Kerouani; Raymond Roudaut; J.-L. Barat
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes an original strategy for an automatic quantitative estimation of the regional myocardial wall thickening from segmentation of echocardiographic images. Our method is decomposed in two steps : first, we have developed a user-friendly computer software of segmentation to extract the myocardial wall in each image of the sequence. Secondly, the software automatically computes the regional wall thicknesses evolution for a cardiac sequence. The results are shown on regional diagrams. Furthermore, the percent systolic wall regional thickening is computed. This quantitation ofregional wall thickening by ultrasound imaging should be very helpful for physicians in the assessment ofthe cardiac contraction function

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 September 2001
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4549, Medical Image Acquisition and Processing, (18 September 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.440269
Show Author Affiliations
Isabelle Fitton, Univ. Bordeaux II (France)
J. Shen, Univ. Bordeaux III (France)
Jean-Marie Perron, Hopital Cardiologique Haut-Leveque (France)
Akem Kerouani, ACUSON (France)
Raymond Roudaut, Hopital Cardiologique Haut-Leveque (France)
J.-L. Barat, Univ. Bordeaux II (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4549:
Medical Image Acquisition and Processing
Jayaram K. Udupa; Aaron Fenster, Editor(s)

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