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Multiple two-dimensional active shape model framework for right ventricular segmentation. Magn Reson Imaging 2022 Jan;85:177-185



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2-s2.0-85118569356 (requires institutional sign-in at Scopus site)   1 Citation


Segmentation of the right ventricle (RV) in MRI short axis images is very challenging due to its complex shape and various appearance among the different subjects and cross-sections. Active shape models (ASM) have shown potential for segmenting the complex structures, including the RV, through two formulations: two- and three-dimensional modeling with a reported trade-off between accuracy and complexity of each formulation. In this work, we propose a new framework for modeling the RV surface using multiple 2D contours, where information from multiple cross-sectional images are incorporated into the same model. The proposed method was tested using cardiac MRI images from 56 human subjects. Compared to a golden reference of manually delineated RV contours, the proposed method resulted in significantly lower error than (almost one half) that of the conventional 2D ASM especially at the apical slices. The mean absolute distance of the proposed method was 2.9 ± 2 mm while the conventional 2D ASM resulted in an error of 6.6 ± 4.5 mm. In addition, the computation time of the proposed method was 5 s compared to 4 ± 1 min previously reported for the 3D ASM formulation.

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El-Rewaidy H, Fahmy AS, Khalifa AM, Ibrahim EH

MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Heart Ventricles
Imaging, Three-Dimensional
Magnetic Resonance Imaging