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Automated detection of contractile abnormalities from stress-rest motion changes
Author(s): Shahryar Karimi-Ashtiani; Reza Arsanjani; Mathews Fish; Daniel Berman; Paul Kavanagh; Guido Germano; Piotr Slomka
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Paper Abstract

Changes in myocardial function signatures such as wall motion and thickening are typically computed separately from myocardial perfusion SPECT (MPS) stress and rest studies to assess for stress-induced function abnormalities. The standard approach may suffer from the variability in contour placements and image orientation when subtle changes between stress and rest scans in motion and thickening are being evaluated. We have developed a new measure of regional change of function signature (motion and thickening) computed directly from registered stress and rest gated MPS data. In our novel approach, endocardial surfaces at the end-diastolic and end-systolic frames for stress and rest studies were registered by matching ventricular surfaces. Furthermore, we propose a new global registration method based on finding the optimal rotation for myocardial best ellipsoid fit to minimize the indexing disparities between two surfaces between stress and rest studies. Myocardial stress-rest function changes were computed and normal limits of change were determined as the mean and standard deviation of the training set for each polar sample. Normal limits were utilized to quantify the stress-rest function change for each polar map sample and the accumulated quantified function signature values were used for abnormality assessments in territorial regions. To evaluate the effectiveness of our novel method, we examined the agreements of our results against visual scores for motion change on vessel territorial regions obtained by human experts on a test group with 623 cases and were able to show that our detection method has a improved sensitivity on per vessel territory basis, compared to those obtained by human experts utilizing gated MPS data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 February 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8315, Medical Imaging 2012: Computer-Aided Diagnosis, 83152G (23 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.911672
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Shahryar Karimi-Ashtiani, Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr. (United States)
Reza Arsanjani, Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr. (United States)
Mathews Fish, Oregon Heart and Vascular Institute, Sacred Heart Medical Ctr. (United States)
Daniel Berman, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute (United States)
Paul Kavanagh, Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr. (United States)
Guido Germano, Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr. (United States)
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (United States)
Piotr Slomka, Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr. (United States)
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8315:
Medical Imaging 2012: Computer-Aided Diagnosis
Bram van Ginneken; Carol L. Novak, Editor(s)

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