Model-based localization of the left ventricle from cardiac MR scans

L. Gong, T. Cui, C. A. Kulikowski, R. S. Mezrich

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A new approach for the extraction of the myocardium from MR cardiac scans is presented. Segmentation and recognition of the left ventricle by a sequence of generic image processing operations is carried out in an order determined by a model of domain-specific relational, spatial, and morphological knowledge of the cardiac images. In particular, a new technique for constrained surface deformation by variable morphological dilation is introduced. These methods, incorporated in a prototype system called CARDIAN, have produced encouraging results in initial experiments with MR scans from phantom, dog, and human studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-40
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Jul 29 1993
Externally publishedYes
EventBiomedical Image Processing and Biomedical Visualization 1993 - San Jose, United States
Duration: Jan 31 1993Feb 5 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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