Different Regions Identification in Composite Strain-Encoded (C-SENC) Images Using Machine Learning Techniques
Different heart tissue identification is important for therapeutic decision-making in patients with myocardial infarction (MI), this provides physicians with a better clinical decision-making tool. Composite Strain Encoding (C-SENC) is an MRI acquisition technique that is used to acquire cardiac tissue viability and contractility images. It combines the use of blackblood delayed-enhancement (DE) imaging to identify the infracted (dead) tissue inside the heart muscle and the ability to image myocardial deformation from the strain-encoding (SENC) imaging technique. In this work, various machine learning techniques are applied to identify the different heart tissues and the background regions in the C-SENC images. The proposed methods are tested using numerical simulations of the heart C-SENC images and real images of patients. The results show that the applied techniques are able to identify the different components of the image with a high accuracy.
KeywordsSupport Vector Machine Radial Basis Function Confusion Matrix Region Identification Slice Profile
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