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Speckle Tracking in Intracardiac Echocardiography for the Assessment of Myocardial Deformation

Yong Yue, J.W. Clark, D.S. Khoury
2009 IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering  
Our objective was to develop a speckle tracking method for myocardial motion estimation from intracardiac echocardiographic image sequences in order to provide a mean for regional functional imaging.  ...  To achieve robust noise resistance, we employed maximum likelihood estimation while fully exploiting ultrasound speckle statistics, and treated the maximization of motion probability as the minimization  ...  April Gilbert for their assistance in conducting the animal studies and collecting the data, and Dr. Fathi Ghorbel and Dr. Richard Baraniuk for their guidance throughout the research.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tbme.2008.2006036 pmid:19272903 pmcid:PMC2756570 fatcat:xbhgxjhznbe4xgxo6gbn6fprka

Real-time target tracking of soft tissues in 3D ultrasound images based on robust visual information and mechanical simulation

Lucas Royer, Alexandre Krupa, Guillaume Dardenne, Anthony Le Bras, Eric Marchand, Maud Marchal
2017 Medical Image Analysis  
In this paper, we present a real-time approach that allows tracking deformable structures in 3D ultrasound sequences.  ...  Our method consists in obtaining the target displacements by combining robust dense motion estimation and mechanical model simulation.  ...  Future work will consist in evaluating and adapting our method on tissues that undergo higher deformation such as cardiac muscle tissues.  ... 
doi:10.1016/ pmid:27689897 fatcat:n2rttjggmzbf7hgkheio2jwnve

Tissue Doppler, Strain and Strain Rate in ischemic heart disease "How I do it"

Razvan O Mada, Jürgen Duchenne, Jens-Uwe Voigt
2014 Cardiovascular Ultrasound  
Myocardial deformation imaging allows quantifying myocardial function far beyond what can be done with sole visual assessment.  ...  Echocardiography is the standard method for assessing myocardial function in patients with ischemic heart disease.  ...  The -Robust in case of limited image quality -One dimensional: measures deformation along the ultrasound beam direction -Easy recognition of artefacts, easy assessment of data quality -Noisy data, sensitive  ... 
doi:10.1186/1476-7120-12-38 pmid:25234056 pmcid:PMC4177059 fatcat:5otik2e2vbdanmp3qupwybqbnm

Tendon strain imaging using non-rigid image registration: a validation study

Nuno M. Almeida, Pieter Slagmolen, Daniel Barbosa, Lennart Scheys, Leonie Geukens, Shingo Fukagawa, Koen Peers, Johan Bellemans, Paul Suetens, Jan D'Hooge, Johan G. Bosch, Marvin M. Doyley
2012 Medical Imaging 2012: Ultrasonic Imaging, Tomography, and Therapy  
Ultrasound image has already been proved to be a useful tool for non-invasive strain quantifications in soft tissue.  ...  CONCLUSIONS: The proposed image registration methodology constitutes a robust tool for motion and deformation tracking in both simulated and real phantom data.  ...  CONCLUSIONS The application of image registration for temporal analysis of ultrasound B-mode images by speckle tracking is a good tool for estimation of tissue strain.  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.911401 fatcat:aog5wuibkff3rpmgytvlkzo3tu

Robust Multiscale Deformable Registration of 3D Ultrasound Images

Ioannis Pratikakis, Christian Barillot, Pierre Hellier, Etienne Memin
2003 International Journal of Image and Graphics  
A focusing strategy has been tested for a linear and a non-linear scale-space. Results on real 3D ultrasound images are discussed.  ...  The initial model formulation was expressed as a robust multiresolution and multigrid minimization scheme.  ...  Finally, we are grateful to Xavier Pennec and Nicholas Ayache for their support in this work.  ... 
doi:10.1142/s0219467803001184 fatcat:tdtx5wf73veujkzl35rl6j4gza

Echocardiographic quantification of myocardial function using tissue deformation imaging, a guide to image acquisition and analysis using tissue Doppler and speckle tracking

Arco J Teske, Bart WL De Boeck, Paul G Melman, Gertjan T Sieswerda, Pieter A Doevendans, Maarten JM Cramer
2007 Cardiovascular Ultrasound  
In addition, a step-by-step approach to image acquisition and post processing is proposed.  ...  In this article, we aim to explain the fundamental concepts and potential clinical applicability of strain and strain-rate for both tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) derived and speckle tracking (2Dstrain)  ...  CRT-patient selection A potential clinical role of tissue deformation imaging is for patient selection for cardiac resynchronization therapy.  ... 
doi:10.1186/1476-7120-5-27 pmid:17760964 pmcid:PMC2000459 fatcat:sltraewfyvb2lan7oh7luyjcfq

Assessment of left ventricular function by different speckle-tracking software

A. Manovel, D. Dawson, B. Smith, P. Nihoyannopoulos
2010 European Journal of Echocardiography  
Global longitudinal strain is a more robust parameter than radial and circumferential strain for the assessment of myocardial function when different cardiac ultrasound systems are used for analysis.  ...  strain in a healthy population.  ...  When using 2D-strain Echopac, images were accepted for analysis when global tracking quality index equalled 1, which implied that all segments approved for speckle analysis were tracked reliably.  ... 
doi:10.1093/ejechocard/jep226 pmid:20190272 fatcat:gdjytjee4jfmvifvhucrmhmb24

Toward diagnostic criteria for left ventricular systolic dysfunction from myocardial deformation

Viktor Gamarnik, Cesare Russo, Elsa Angelini, Andrew Laine
2014 IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI)  
Ultrasoundbased measures of myocardial deformation (strain) have been available for several years, even in commercially distributed packages, and have the potential to offer a quantitative, objective,  ...  However, despite growing evidence on the clinical utility of deformation imaging, a consensus on the meaning, interpretation, and normal ranges of myocardial strain is still lacking, thus preventing routine  ...  Thus, in order to achieve more robust strain analysis, most studies have employed a manual step of excluding low-quality segments from analysis [11] [13] [15] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/bhi.2014.6864457 dblp:conf/bhi/GamarnikRAL14 fatcat:hevwi6vvgngwvmsr4g62q36gym

Myocardial tissue characterisation using echocardiographic deformation imaging

Mohammed A. Moharram, Regis R. Lamberts, Gillian Whalley, Michael J. A. Williams, Sean Coffey
2019 Cardiovascular Ultrasound  
In this review, the current available studies correlating STE deformation parameters with underlying tissue characteristics in humans are examined, with separate emphasis on global and segmental analysis  ...  Cardiac imaging techniques characterise the underlying tissue directly, by assessing a signal from the tissue itself, or indirectly, by inferring tissue characteristics from global or regional function  ...  In this narrative review, we examine the utility of STE deformation imaging for tissue characterisation, focusing on studies comparing imaging with the gold standard of ex-vivo tissue analysis, rather  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12947-019-0176-9 pmid:31730467 pmcid:PMC6858720 fatcat:ntpdbwpsvvfuddgbpjbhyw646i

Tissue Doppler in Ischemic Heart Disease [chapter]

Ola Gjesdal, Thor Edvardse
2011 Establishing Better Standards of Care in Doppler Echocardiography, Computed Tomography and Nuclear Cardiology  
When comparing Tissue Doppler in Ischemic Heart Disease 91 deformation imaging and velocity imaging for the detection of regional inducible ischemia during dobutamine stress echocardiography  ...  The Doppler shift utilized for deformational assessment in tissue Doppler echocardiography is a measure directly correlated to tissue velocity, and strain or strain rate measurements are automatically  ...  InTech Europe Since the introduction of Doppler Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology and Coronary CT imaging, clinicians and researchers have been searching for ways to improve their use of these important  ... 
doi:10.5772/24458 fatcat:xizkatpscnalpcejduvsaofwk4

Comparison of vector velocity imaging and three-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography for assessment of left ventricular longitudinal strain in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Hala Mahfouz Badran, Naglaa Faheem, Mahmood Soliman, Mohamed Hamdy, Magdi Yacoub
2019 Global Cardiology Science & Practice  
Although VVI agreed well with 3D-STE for most of regional and global LS, a better correlation was found between VVI-LS and HCM phenotype.  ...  Vector velocity imaging (VVI) is a two-dimensional wall motion tracking method that can measure cardiac mechanics in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). 3D-speckle tracking echocardiography (3D-STE) has  ...  using VVI imaging, as there is a need for three planes for complete analysis, which represents a negative aspect for timely practical application.  ... 
doi:10.21542/gcsp.2019.6 pmid:31024948 pmcid:PMC6472697 fatcat:ndryrlgn5rcvvn2dvlikymyvvq

A low-cost texture-based pipeline for predicting myocardial tissue remodeling and fibrosis using cardiac ultrasound

Nobuyuki Kagiyama, Sirish Shrestha, Jung Sun Cho, Muhammad Khalil, Yashbir Singh, Abhiram Challa, Grace Casaclang-Verzosa, Partho P. Sengupta
2020 EBioMedicine  
Maturation of ultrasound myocardial tissue characterization may have far-reaching implications as a widely available alternative to cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) for risk stratification in left ventricular  ...  For the prediction, patients were divided into a training and test set (80:20). Texture-based tissue feature extraction was feasible in 97% of total 534 patients.  ...  Yanamala, PhD (Carnegie Melon University) as a technical consultant regarding the machine learning pipeline; Pablo Gonzalez (BigML Inc.) for his support in optimizing the use of automated machine learning  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ebiom.2020.102726 pmid:32268274 pmcid:PMC7139137 fatcat:dqk35tsmljdzhbdoirykic2h3e

Full-reference image quality assessment-based B-mode ultrasound image similarity measure [article]

Kele Xu, Xi Liu, Hengxing Cai, Zhifeng Gao
2017 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, a comparative study was made on full-reference image quality assessment methods for ultrasound image visual structural similarity measure.  ...  Moreover, based on the image similarity index, a generic ultrasound motion tracking re-initialization framework is given in this work.  ...  As aforementioned in the introduction part, robust and accurate motion tracking and tissue motion analysis in the ultrasound sequences can be greatly helpful for the image-guided intervention and therapy  ... 
arXiv:1701.02797v2 fatcat:fnuvmvwhsfbb5afknwdxf5fbwy

Speckle-Tracking Imaging, Principles and Clinical Applications: A Review for Clinical Cardiologists [chapter]

Iacopo Fabiani, Nicola Riccardo Pugliese, Veronica Santini, Lorenzo Conte, Vitantonio Di Bello
2016 Echocardiography in Heart Failure and Cardiac Electrophysiology  
Overcoming the limitations of previous techniques, such as tissue Doppler Imaging (TDI), bi-dimensional (2D) and, only recently, three-dimensional (3D) speckle tracking, allows a fast, reproducible, and  ...  From research tool, speckle tracking has become a great help for clinicians, validated with respect to more complex, time-consuming, and expensive techniques.  ...  A speckle is commonly defined as the spatial distribution of gray values in the ultrasound image.  ... 
doi:10.5772/64261 fatcat:o2rxna74nvdgxh3yeeilzaniqy

Towards Real-time Registration of 4D Ultrasound Images

Pezhman Foroughi, Purang Abolmaesumi, Keyvan Hashtrudi-Zaad
2006 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference Proceedings  
In our method, every image is elastically registered to a so called fixed ultrasound image exploiting the information from previous registration.  ...  In this paper, we demonstrate a method for fast registration of sequences of 3D liver images, which could be used for the future real-time applications.  ...  Ultrasound images can be employed to compensate for the deformations of soft tissue.  ... 
doi:10.1109/iembs.2006.4397422 fatcat:pkhskl2qcfapzlw427ma3wysrm
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