Quantification of right and left ventricular function with real-time three-dimensional ultrasound

Angelini, Elsa D.; Laine, Andrew F.; Donis, Joshua; Gersony, Deborah; Homma, Shunichi

Presents a study for validation of real-time three-dimensional ultrasound as a diagnostic tool in patients with primary pulmonary hypertension. Dynamic analysis of the heart is performed via quantification of right and left ventricle volumes. Segmentation of ventricular cavities is performed via a deformable-model for a set of denoised frames spread over an entire cardiac cycle. Spatio-temporal denoising is carried out by brushlet analysis that has been optimized by incorporating space and time coherence. in. texture characterization. Quantitative measures for right and left ventricular ejection fraction are compared to clinical MRI of the same patients.


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Biomedical Engineering
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August 17, 2010


2001 Conference Proceedings of the 23rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 25-28 October 2001, Istanbul, Turkey: Building New Bridges at the Frontiers of Engineering and Medicine, vol. 3 (Piscataway, N.J.: IEEE/EMB, 2001), pp. 2587-2590.