Automatic Construction of Biventricular Statistical Shape Models

  • A. F. Frangi
  • D. Rueckert
  • J. A. Schnabel
  • W. J. Niessen
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2674)


This paper presents a method for the generation of landmarks in three-dimensional shapes and the construction of the corresponding 3-D statistical shape models. The technique relies on establishing shape correspondances via a volumetric non-rigid registration technique using multi-resolution B-spline deformations. This approach presents some advantages over previously published methods: it can treat multiple-part structures, and it requires less restrictive assumptions on the structure’s topology. In this paper we address the problem of building a three-dimensional statistical shape model of the left and right ventricles of the heart from 3-D Magnetic Resonance (MR) images. This application demonstrates the robustness and accuracy of the method in the presence of large shape variability and multiple objects.


Iterative Close Point Label Image Active Shape Model Automatic Construction Training Shape 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. F. Frangi
    • 1
  • D. Rueckert
    • 2
  • J. A. Schnabel
    • 3
  • W. J. Niessen
    • 4
  1. 1.Division of Biomedical Engineering, Aragon Institute of Engineering ResearchUniversity of ZaragozaZaragozaSpain
  2. 2.Visual Information Processing Group, Department of ComputingImperial College of Science, Technology and MedicineLondonUK
  3. 3.Computational Imaging Science Group, Division of Radiological SciencesGuy’s Hospital, King’s College LondonLondonUK
  4. 4.Image Sciences InstituteUniversity Medical Center UtrechtThe Netherlands

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