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14 October 1987 Left Ventricular Contour Detection With A Dynamic Search Algorithm
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Proceedings Volume 0804, Advances in Image Processing; (1987)
Event: Fourth International Symposium on Optical and Optoelectronic Applied Sciences and Engineering, 1987, The Hague, Netherlands
A new method is described for the automated detection of left ventricular (LV) contours in contrast cineangiograms in the RAO projection. The method requires the manual definition of three reference points, two at the aortic valve and one at the apex. Next, a model, derived from a learning set of manually drawn contours, is fit through these points and edge features are extracted along scanlines perpendicular to the local model boundary direction. The edge detection method is based on dynamic programming techniques, thus allowing the determination of local contour points to be influenced by the entire global border path. A preliminary qualitative evaluation study showed that in 85-90% of the ED-frames and in 70-80% of the ES-frames the LV boundary could be detected fully automatic. The time required to detect an ED- or ES-contour in a 512x512 image is 10 seconds. On the basis of these preliminary data it may be concluded that reliable automated detection of LV-boundaries in a routinely acceptable processing time is feasible.
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Peter J.V. Leeuwen and Johan H.C. Reiber "Left Ventricular Contour Detection With A Dynamic Search Algorithm", Proc. SPIE 0804, Advances in Image Processing, (14 October 1987);


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