Cardiology Meets Image Analysis: Just an Application or Can Image Analysis Usefully Impact Cardiology Practice?

  • J. Alison Noble
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3765)


A decade ago, cardiovascular image analysis very much meant the application of image analysis methods to a cardiac image sequence obtained from a friendly cardiologist. 10 years on, have things changed? In this short paper, I overview research conducted in Oxford in the area of cardiovascular image analysis over this period, aimed at developing clinically useful methods for diagnosing heart disease. This has mainly concerned echocardiography (ultrasound imaging of the heart). I also consider how this area may develop in the future and the influence that computer vision may have on this development.


Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Myocardial Contrast Echocardiography Image Analysis Method Medical Image Analysis Routine Clinical Data 
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  • J. Alison Noble
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  1. 1.Wolfson Medical Vision Laboratory, Department of Engineering ScienceUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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