Almost automatic method for reconstruction 3D geometric model of the left ventricle from 3D + 1D precordial echocardiogram

Yu-Tai Ching*, Yu Hsian Liu, Chwen Liang Chang, James S.J. Chen

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Abstract

Echocardiography is the most convenient means for both physicians and patients for heart disease diagnosis. The 3D+1D echocardiogram provides important information for evaluation of the 3D heart function such as the ejection fraction or the wall motion. The most basic task to evaluate such functions of a heart is to segment the left ventricles and reconstruct the 3D geometric model of left ventricle from a set of echocardiographic images. Since there are many images involved, the method should not need too many user assists. In this work, we design a method for reconstructing the left ventricles with very few user assists.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-133
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Medical and Biological Engineering
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2001

Keywords

  • 3D Geometric Model
  • Echocardiogram
  • Graph algorithm
  • Left Ventricle
  • Snake model
  • α-shape

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