Rapid D-Affine Biventricular Cardiac Function with Polar Prediction

  • Kathleen Gilbert
  • Brett R. Cowan
  • Avan Suinesiaputra
  • Christopher Occleshaw
  • Alistair A. Young
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8674)


Although many solutions have been proposed for left ventricular functional analysis of the heart, right and left (bi-) ventricular function has been problematic due to the complex geometry and large motions. Biventricular function is particularly important in congenital heart disease, the most common type of birth defects. We describe a rapid interactive analysis tool for biventricular function which incorporates 1) a 3D+ time finite element model of biventricular geometry, 2) a fast prediction step which estimates an initial geometry in a polar coordinate system, and 3) a Cartesian update which penalizes deviations from affine transformations (D-Affine) from a prior. Solution times were very rapid, enabling interaction in real time using guide point modeling. The method was applied to 13 patients with congenital heart disease and compared with the clinical gold standard of manual tracing. Results between the methods showed good correlation (R2 > 0.9) and good precision (volume<17ml; mass<11g) for both chambers.


Cardiac MRI Image analysis Congenital Heart Disease 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kathleen Gilbert
    • 1
  • Brett R. Cowan
    • 1
  • Avan Suinesiaputra
    • 1
  • Christopher Occleshaw
    • 1
  • Alistair A. Young
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Anatomy with RadiologyUniversity of AucklandNew Zealand

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