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Extracting tissue deformation using Gabor filter banks
Author(s): Albert Montillo; Dimitris Metaxas; Leon Axel
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a new approach for accurate extraction of tissue deformation imaged with tagged MR. Our method, based on banks of Gabor filters, adjusts (1) the aspect and (2) orientation of the filter’s envelope and adjusts (3) the radial frequency and (4) angle of the filter’s sinusoidal grating to extract information about the deformation of tissue. The method accurately extracts tag line spacing, orientation, displacement and effective contrast. Existing, non-adaptive methods often fail to recover useful displacement information in the proximity of tissue boundaries while our method works in the proximity of the boundaries. We also present an interpolation method to recover all tag information at a finer resolution than the filter bank parameters. Results are shown on simulated images of translating and contracting tissue.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5369, Medical Imaging 2004: Physiology, Function, and Structure from Medical Images, (30 April 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.536860
Show Author Affiliations
Albert Montillo, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Dimitris Metaxas, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
Leon Axel, New York Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5369:
Medical Imaging 2004: Physiology, Function, and Structure from Medical Images
Amir A. Amini; Armando Manduca, Editor(s)

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