29 July 1993 Model-based localization of the left ventricle from cardiac MR scans
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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.
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Leiguang Gong, Leiguang Gong, Ting Cui, Ting Cui, Casimir A. Kulikowski, Casimir A. Kulikowski, Reuben S. Mezrich, Reuben S. Mezrich, } "Model-based localization of the left ventricle from cardiac MR scans", Proc. SPIE 1905, Biomedical Image Processing and Biomedical Visualization, (29 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.148670; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.148670
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