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1 May 1994 Anatomical delineation of congenital heart disease using 3D magnetic resonance imaging
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Anatomic delineation of the heart and great vessels is a necessity when managing children with congenital heart disease. Spatial orientation of the vessels and chambers in the heart and the heart itself may be quite abnormal. Though magnetic resonance imaging provides a noninvasive means for determining the anatomy, the intricate interrelationships between many structures are difficult to conceptualize from a 2-D format. Taking the 2-D images and using a volumetric analysis package allows for a 3-D replica of the heart to be created. This model can then be used to view the anatomy and spatial arrangement of the cardiac structures. This information may be utilized by the physicians to assist in the clinical management of these children.
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Renee Adams Bornemeier, Kenneth E. Fellows, Mark A. Fogel, and Paul M. Weinberg "Anatomical delineation of congenital heart disease using 3D magnetic resonance imaging", Proc. SPIE 2168, Medical Imaging 1994: Physiology and Function from Multidimensional Images, (1 May 1994);

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