Automatic cardiac contour propagation in short axis cardiac MR images

G.L.T.F. Hautvast, M. Breeuwer, S. Lobregt, A. Vilanova, F.A. Gerritsen

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Abstract

Active contours are a popular method for automatic extraction of object boundaries basedon image features in medical images. However, in short axis cardiac MR images, they fail to givecorrect results due to the presence of papillary muscles along the left ventricular endocardiumboundary. We propose a new automatic cardiac contour propagation method based on activecontours. The method can be used to propagate cardiac contours that conform an initial manualsegmentation, by exploiting information in adjacent images. In this paper, we present the results ofthe optimization and extensive validation of our method, which was found to be robust and accuratefor the delineation of the LV endocardium, LV epicardium and RV endocardium contours.Additionally, the processing time is reduced significantly compared with manual contour delineation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCARS 2005 : computer assisted radiology and surgery ; proceedings of the 19th international congress and exhibition, Berlin, Germany, June 22 - 25, 2005
EditorsH.U. Lemke
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherElsevier
Pages351-356
ISBN (Print)0-444-51872-X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventCARS 2005 : International Congress and Exhibition Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 22 Jun 200525 Jun 2005

Publication series

NameInternational Congress Series
Volume1281
ISSN (Print)0531-5131

Conference

ConferenceCARS 2005 : International Congress and Exhibition Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
Abbreviated titleCARS 2005
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityBerlin
Period22/06/0525/06/05
OtherCARS 2005 : International Congress and Exhibition Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery ; 19 (Berlin) : 2005.06.22-25

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