Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2008

Volume 5241 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 110-118

Automatic Recovery of the Left Ventricular Blood Pool in Cardiac Cine MR Images

  • Marie-Pierre JollyAffiliated withSiemens Corporate Research, Imaging and Visualization Dept.,  

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We present a method for automatic localization and rough segmentation of the left ventricle blood pool in cardiac cine magnetic resonance images. The method first detects the whole heart using time-based Fourier analysis. It then segments the left ventricle blood pool by grouping connected components across slices using isoperimetric clustering. The system was tested on 253 datasets and failed in only 2 cases.