Non-rigid motion models for tracking the left-ventricular wall

  • A A Amini
  • R L Owen
  • P Anandan
  • J S Duncan
6. Anatomical Models And Variability
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 511)


A unified framework for visual motion tracking of non-rigid objects with specific applications to the left ventricular endocardial wall motion is outlined. The theory considers both two dimensional contours and three dimensional surfaces and in each case uses an elastic model of the object with constraints on the types of motion allowed for tracking the movement. The basic theme in both two and three dimensional analysis is to match bending and stretching properties of shapes in consecutive time instances for deducing quantitative information about the motion of the LV wall. Several algorithms are presented, and applications to real and simulated data are included. At the end, future directions for research are discussed.


optical flow computational differential geometry two-dimensional motion three-dimensional motion bending energy conformal stretching 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A A Amini
    • 2
    • 1
  • R L Owen
    • 2
  • P Anandan
    • 3
  • J S Duncan
    • 2
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyYale UniversityNew Haven
  2. 2.Department of Electrical EngineeringYale UniversityNew Haven
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceYale UniversityNew Haven

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