Joint Segmentation of Myocardium on Rest and Stress Spect Images

  • Marc Filippi
  • Michel DesvignesEmail author
  • Anastasia Bozok
  • Gilles Barone-Rochette
  • Daniel Fagret
  • Laurent Riou
  • Catherine Ghezzi
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10016)


This paper presents a level set segmentation of the myocardium, endocardium and epicardium surfaces of the heart from 2D SPECT rest and stress perfusion images of the same patient to compute a heterogeneity index. Cardiac SPECT images have low resolution, low signal to noise ratio and lack of anatomical information. So accurate segmentation is difficult. The proposed method adds joint constraints of shape, parallelism and intensity in a level-set framework to simultaneously extract myocardium from rest and stress images. Results are compared to classical level-set segmentation.


Segmentation SPECT Left Ventricle Myocardium Levet Set Constraints Spatial relations 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marc Filippi
    • 1
  • Michel Desvignes
    • 1
    Email author
  • Anastasia Bozok
    • 1
  • Gilles Barone-Rochette
    • 2
  • Daniel Fagret
    • 2
  • Laurent Riou
    • 2
  • Catherine Ghezzi
    • 2
  1. 1.GIPSA-LAB, University Grenoble-Alpes, G INPGrenobleFrance
  2. 2.University Grenoble-Alpes, INSERM1039GrenobleFrance

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