Level set snake algorithms on the fetal heart

Dindoyal, I., Lambrou, Tryphon, Deng, J. and Todd-Pokropek, A. (2007) Level set snake algorithms on the fetal heart. In: ISBI'07, 12-15 April 2007, Arlington, VA.

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The fetal heart has very thin intra-chamber walls which are often not resolved by ultrasound scanners and may drop out as a result of imaging. In order to measure blood volumes from all chambers in isolation, deformable model approaches were used to segment the chambers and fill in the missing structural information. Three level set algorithms in the fetal cardiac segmentation literature (two without and, one with the use of a shape prior) were applied to real ultrasound data. The shape prior term was extracted from the shape prior level set and incorporated into the amorphous snakes for a fairer comparison. To our knowledge this is the first time these existing fetal cardiac non shape based segmentation algoridims have been modified for shape awareness in this way. © 2007 IEEE.

Additional Information:Conference Code: 70642
Keywords:Algorithms, Animals, Feature extraction, Image segmentation, Cardiography, Ultrasound imaging, Cardiology
Subjects:F Physical Sciences > F350 Medical Physics
G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G740 Computer Vision
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:8672
Deposited On:03 May 2013 15:03

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