Phase-Based Registration of Cardiac Tagged MR Images by Incorporating Anatomical Constraints

  • Yitian Zhou
  • Mathieu De Craene
  • Maxime Sermesant
  • Olivier Bernard
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10124)


This paper presents a novel method that combines respective benefits of the tracking-based methods and the Gabor-based non-tracking approaches for improving the motion/strain quantification from tagged MR images. The “tag number constant” concept used in Gabor-based non-tracking methods is integrated into a recent phase-based registration framework. We evaluated our method on both synthetic and real data: (1) on a synthetic data of a normal heart, we found that the constraint improved both longitudinal and circumferential strains accuracies; (2) on 15 healthy volunteers, the proposed method achieved better tracking accuracy compared to three state-of-the-art methods; (3) on one patient dataset, we show that our method is able to distinguish the infarcted segments from the normal ones.


Cardiac tagged MR Strain Tag number constant constraint 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yitian Zhou
    • 1
    • 3
  • Mathieu De Craene
    • 1
  • Maxime Sermesant
    • 2
  • Olivier Bernard
    • 3
  1. 1.Philips Research MedisysSuresnesFrance
  2. 2.Inria, Asclepios Research ProjectSophia AntipolisFrance
  3. 3.CREATIS, CNRS UMR5220, Inserm U1044, INSA-Lyon, Université Lyon 1VilleurbanneFrance

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