Quantification of uterine peristalis in cine-MR images by block matching and optical flow

T. H. Nwe, A. P. Condurache, M. Simon, J. Klüter, C. Banz, A. Mertins, U. G. Hofmann


One of the major causes for female infertility is identified by endometriosis, which is a disorder of the endometrial function and tissue lining of the uterus. The aim of this research is to develop methods to enable the automated analysis of the peristaltic waves of the uterus mucosa from sequences of MRI images. Automatic methods are needed within the framework of a larger clinical study to provide objective measurements. In this contribution we show that computer-vision methods like block matching and the optical flow can be successfully used for these purposes. In particular the optical flow of the analyzed sequences represents an adequate basis for the computation of quantitative and qualitative measures of the peristaltic waves. Ongoing research aims at automatizing this method for a larger sample number.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, September 7 - 12, 2009, Munich, Germany
EditorsOlaf Dössel, Wolfgang C. Schlegel
Number of pages4
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date2009
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-03878-5
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-03879-2
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventWorld Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering: Diagnostic Imaging - Munich , Germany
Duration: 07.09.200912.09.2009
Conference number: 81644


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