Analysis Of 4-D Cardiac Mr Data With Nurbs Deformable Models: Temporal Fitting Strategy And Nonrigid Registration

  • Nicholas J. Tustison
  • Amir A. Amini
Part of the Topics in Biomedical Engineering. International Book Series book series (ITBE)

We present research in which both left- and right-ventricular deformation is estimated from tagged cardiac mgnetic resonance imaging using volumetric deformable models constructed from nonuniform rational B-splines (NURBS). The four model types considered and compared for the left ventricle include two Cartesian NURBS models — one with a cylindrical parameter assignment and one with a prolate spheroidal parameter assignment. The remaining two are non-Cartesian, i.e., prolate spheroidal and cylindrical, each with their respective prolate spheroidal and cylindrical parameter assignment regime.


Control Point Longitudinal Strain Nonrigid Registration Deformation Gradient Tensor Normal Human Volunteer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicholas J. Tustison
    • 1
  • Amir A. Amini
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardiovascular Image Analysis LaboratoryWashington UniversitySt. LouisUSA

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