Model Based Analysis of Scintigraphic Image Sequences of the Human Heart
A system for the automatic analysis of scintigraphic image sequences of the human heart is described in this paper. The aim of the system is the automatic detection of motion abnormalities. The system has a modular structure consisting of four components, namely ‘Methods’, ‘Model’, ‘Instances’, and ‘Control’. The Module ‘Methods’ comprises several routines for image preprocessing and segmentation. The knowledge needed for analyzing an image sequence is contained in the module ‘Model’. The model is represented by means of a semantic network. Instances of model concepts are kept separately from the model. Each instance has the same structure as its corresponding concept. The ‘Control’ module has two principal concerns. First, it provides some means for communication between user and system. Secondly, it controls the analysis of an image sequence based on the model creating instances of model concepts.
KeywordsNeral Radionuclide Convolution Zucker Dian
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