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Three-dimensional ventricle reconstruction from serial cross sections
Author(s): Shiuh-Yung James Chen; John D. Carroll M.D.; Chin-Tu Chen; Kenneth R. Hoffmann; Richard A. Coulden M.D.
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Paper Abstract

A technique for constructing a 3D human heart model is proposed for study of anatomy of the heart as well as the dynamic changes in the shape of left and right ventricles throughout the cardiac cycle. The model consists of 3D surfaces of epi- and endo-cardium of the heart which are reconstructed from serial ultrafast CT cross-sectional images. For each cross section, the regions of epi-and endo-cardium are first identified by using an adaptive segmentation algorithm. The boundaries of these regions are then extracted. With these boundaries, additional cross sections are generated by means of an elastic interpolation algorithm. The set of interpolated cross sections are then employed to form a cardiac surface which is subsequently smoothed using parametric surface schemes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 1993
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1905, Biomedical Image Processing and Biomedical Visualization, (29 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.148623
Show Author Affiliations
Shiuh-Yung James Chen, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
John D. Carroll M.D., Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Chin-Tu Chen, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Kenneth R. Hoffmann, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Richard A. Coulden M.D., Papworth Hospital (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1905:
Biomedical Image Processing and Biomedical Visualization
Raj S. Acharya; Dmitry B. Goldgof, Editor(s)

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