A 3D Statistical Shape Model for the Left Ventricle of the Heart [chapter]

Hui Luo, Thomas O'Donnell
2001 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We propose a method for creating a 3-D statistical shape model of the left ventricle from sets of sparse 2-D contour inputs. Since the input contours may not delineate consistent portions of the underlying organ from subject to subject, we apply a model-based approach to make associations (landmarks) between training examples. Included is a measure of confidence in these created landmarks. Statistics on the model shape are garnered via principal component analysis. The results of applying the technique to a 14 subject database are presented.
doi:10.1007/3-540-45468-3_203 fatcat:hzpffgs4p5fnfi45eqb3a423ne