Cascaded MRI-SPAMM for LV motion analysis during a whole cardiac cycle

Jinah Park, Dimitris N. Metaxas, Leon Axel, Qing Yuan, Aaron S. Blom

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We present a new paradigm which incorporates multiple sets of tagged MRI data (MRI-SPAMM) acquired in a cascaded fashion in order to estimate the full 3-D motion of the left ventricle (LV) during its entire cardiac cycle. Our technique is based on an extension of our volumetric physics-based deformable models, whose parameters are functions. Using these parameters, we can characterize the local shape variation of an object with a small number of intuitive parameters. By integrating a cascaded sequence of SPAMM data sets into our modeling technique, we have extended the capability of the MRI-SPAMM technique and have provided an accurate representation of the LV motion during the full cardiac cycle (from end-diastole to end-diastole) to better understand cardiac mechanics. Copyright (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-126
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Medical Informatics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1999
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health Informatics


  • 3-D Motion estimation
  • Cardiac mechanics
  • Heart
  • Left ventricle
  • Medical image processing
  • Visualization


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