Towards a Virtual Echocardiographic Tutoring System

  • Gerd Reis
  • Bernd Lappé
  • Sascha Köhn
  • Christopher Weber
  • Martin Bertram
  • Hans Hagen
Conference paper
Part of the Mathematics and Visualization book series (MATHVISUAL)


Three integral components to build a tutoring system for echocardiography are presented. A mathematical time-varying model for vessel-representations of the human heart, based on cubic B-Splines and wavelets facilitating the extraction of arbitrarily detailed anatomical boundaries. A dedicated ontology framework the model is embedded into enabling efficient (meta-)data management as well as the automatic generation of (e.g. pathologic) heart instances based on standardized cardiac findings. A simulator generating virtual ultrasound images from instances of the heart transformed into isotropic tissue representations.


Ultrasound Image Tutoring System Heart Model Orientation Line Ontology Framework 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerd Reis
    • 1
  • Bernd Lappé
    • 2
  • Sascha Köhn
    • 1
  • Christopher Weber
    • 2
  • Martin Bertram
    • 3
  • Hans Hagen
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.DFKI KaiserslauternGermany
  2. 2.Technische Universität KaiserslauternGermany
  3. 3.Fraunhofer ITWM KaiserslauternGermany

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