Translator Disclaimer
Paper
15 May 2003 An improved fast marching method for detection of endocardial boundary in echocardiographic images
Author Affiliations +
Abstract
Fast marching method is an important approach for boundary detection in medical images. However, it is difficult to be applied into echocardiographic images for the inevitable noise and artifacts. This paper presents an improved fast marching approach for boundary detection of echocardiographic images, and validates this approach by detecting and tracking the endocardial boundary in echocardiographic images. Firstly, the traditional fast marching algorithm is applied to the echocardiographic images and the existing problems of the traditional fast marching algorithm are given. Then, the algorithm is improved by introducing the advancing front’s average energy into the speed term, instead of determining the speed term only with the local image features. The experimental results show that the improved algorithm is very effective and robust.
© (2003) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Jia-yong Yan and Tian-ge Zhuang "An improved fast marching method for detection of endocardial boundary in echocardiographic images", Proc. SPIE 5032, Medical Imaging 2003: Image Processing, (15 May 2003); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.480157
PROCEEDINGS
8 PAGES


SHARE
Advertisement
Advertisement
RELATED CONTENT

An approach to spatially adaptive image thresholding
Proceedings of SPIE (November 03 2005)
Echocardiogram video summarization
Proceedings of SPIE (May 30 2001)
Segmentation of vessels: the corkscrew algorithm
Proceedings of SPIE (May 12 2004)

Back to Top