Real-time myocardium segmentation for the assessment of cardiac function variation

Fabian Zoehrer*, Markus Huellebrand, Teodora Chitiboi, Thekla Oechtering, Malte Sieren, Jens Frahm, Horst K. Hahn, Anja Hennemuth

*Corresponding author for this work


Recent developments in MRI enable the acquisition of image sequences with high spatio-temporal resolution. Cardiac motion can be captured without gating and triggering. Image size and contrast relations differ from conventional cardiac MRI cine sequences requiring new adapted analysis methods. We suggest a novel segmentation approach utilizing contrast invariant polar scanning techniques. It has been tested with 20 datasets of arrhythmia patients. The results do not differ significantly more between automatic and manual segmentations than between observers. This indicates that the presented solution could enable clinical applications of real-time MRI for the examination of arrhythmic cardiac motion in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedical Imaging 2017: Biomedical Applications in Molecular, Structural, and Functional Imaging
EditorsAndrzej Krol, Barjor Gimi
Number of pages7
Publication date13.03.2017
Article number101370L
ISBN (Print)978-151060719-4
Publication statusPublished - 13.03.2017
EventMedical Imaging 2017: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling - Orlando, United States
Duration: 14.02.201716.02.2017

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Biomedical Engineering


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