Computer Analysis of Cardiac Wall Motion Asynchrony

  • Osman Ratib
  • Alberto Righetti
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Digital image processing is emerging as an increasingly important modality in the evolution of different types of image acquisition and analysis in cardiology. It has become an integral element in the technologies that are being developped and explored. New mathematical concepts in the assessement of cardiac function have been applied to digital images of the heart. Among them, the measurement of temporal changes in regional wall motion of the heart using Fourier analysis led to a significant improvement in the detection of regional alterations in ventricular function. Several imaging modalities can benefit from this approach for the assessement of the temporal sequence of cardiac wall motion.


Wall Motion Temporal Sequence Digital Image Processing Regional Wall Motion Radial Evaluation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Osman Ratib
    • 1
  • Alberto Righetti
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardiology CenterUniversity Hospital of GenevaGeneve 4Switzerland

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