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Left Ventricular Border Tracking using Cardiac Motion Models and Optical Flow.
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PMID:  21376448     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The use of automated methods is becoming increasingly important for assessing cardiac function quantitatively and objectively. In this study, we propose a method for tracking three-dimensional (3-D) left ventricular contours. The method consists of a local optical flow tracker and a global tracker, which uses a statistical model of cardiac motion in an optical-flow formulation. We propose a combination of local and global trackers using gradient-based weights. The algorithm was tested on 35 echocardiographic sequences, with good results (surface error: 1.35 ± 0.46 mm, absolute volume error: 5.4 ± 4.8 mL). This demonstrates the method's potential in automated tracking in clinical quality echocardiograms, facilitating the quantitative and objective assessment of cardiac function. (E-mail:
K Y Esther Leung; Mikhail G Danilouchkine; Marijn van Stralen; Nico de Jong; Antonius F W van der Steen; Johan G Bosch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ultrasound in medicine & biology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-291X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-3-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0410553     Medline TA:  Ultrasound Med Biol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Biomedical Engineering, Thoraxcenter, Erasmus MC, The Netherlands.
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