Trials on Tissue Contractility Estimation from Cardiac Cine MRI Using a Biomechanical Heart Model

  • R. Chabiniok
  • P. Moireau
  • P. -F. Lesault
  • A. Rahmouni
  • J. -F. Deux
  • D. Chapelle
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6666)


In this paper we apply specific data assimilation methods in order to estimate regional contractility parameters in a biomechanical heart model, using as measurements real Cine MR images obtained in an animal experiment. We assess the effectiveness of this estimation based on independent knowledge of the controlled infarcted condition, and on late enhancement images. Moreover, we show that the estimated contractility values can improve the model behavior in itself, and that they can serve as an indicator of the local heart function, namely, to assist medical diagnosis for the post-infarct detection of hypokinetic or akinetic regions in the myocardial tissue.


Data Assimilation Unscented Kalman Filter Anatomical Model Regional Contractility Contractility Parameter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Chabiniok
    • 1
  • P. Moireau
    • 1
  • P. -F. Lesault
    • 2
  • A. Rahmouni
    • 2
  • J. -F. Deux
    • 2
  • D. Chapelle
    • 1
  1. 1.INRIAMACS TeamLe ChesnayFrance
  2. 2.AP-HP Hôpital Henri MondorUniversité Paris-Est CréteilFrance

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