Conference Paper

Reconstruction of 3D Dense Cardiac Motion From Tagged MR Sequences.

Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA, USA
DOI: 10.1109/ISBI.2004.1398679 Conference: Proceedings of the 2004 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro, Arlington, VA, USA, 15-18 April 2004
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This paper develops an energy minimization algorithm to reconstruct the 3D motion of transplanted hearts of small animals (rats) from tagged magnetic resonance (MR) sequences. We describe the heart by a layered aggregate of thin oriented elastic fibers. We use the orientation of myocardial fibers to develop a local dense motion of the heart. This dense model is fit to the tagged MRI data by minimizing an energy functional with two terms: the first term is the external energy, derived from matching the image intensities on the fibers across two consecutive frames; the second term is the fibers' internal energy, derived from biomechanics analysis. This paper illustrates the application of the approach to a set of cardiac MR sequences containing four slices of a transplanted rat heart.

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