Modeling and Representation of Human Hearts for Volumetric Measurement

Qiu Guan, Wanliang Wang, Guang Wu
2012 Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine  
This paper investigates automatic construction of a three-dimensional heart model from a set of medical images, represents it in a deformable shape, and uses it to perform volumetric measurements. This not only significantly improves its reliability and accuracy but also makes it possible to derive valuable novel information, like various assessment and dynamic volumetric measurements. The method is based on a flexible model trained from hundreds of patient image sets by a genetic algorithm,
more » ... ch takes advantage of complete segmentation of the heart shape to form a geometrical heart model. For an image set of a new patient, an interpretation scheme is used to obtain its shape and evaluate some important parameters. Apart from automatic evaluation of traditional heart functions, some new information of cardiovascular diseases may be recognized from the volumetric analysis.
doi:10.1155/2012/389463 pmid:22162723 pmcid:PMC3227230 fatcat:mt5dc5kyzvhhhh2etwsrxcpgwe