Right ventricular endocardial segmentation in CMR images using a novel inter-modality statistical shape modelling approach

Concetta Piazzese, M. Chiara Carminati, Rolf Krause, Angelo Auricchio, Lynn Weinert, Gloria Tamborini, Mauro Pepi, Roberto M. Lang, Enrico G. Caiani

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Statistical shape modelling (SSM) approaches have been proposed as a powerful tool to segment the left ventricle in cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) images. Our aim was to extend this method to segment the RV cavity in CMR images and validate it compared to the conventional gold-standard (GS) manual tracing. A SSM of the RV was built using a database of 4347 intrinsically 3D surfaces, extracted from transthoracic 3D echo cardiographic (3DE) images of 219 retrospective patients. The SSM was then scaled and deformed on the base of some features extracted, with different strategies, from each short-axis plane until a stable condition was reached. The proposed approach, tested on 14 patients, resulted in a high correlation (r2=0.97) and narrow limits of agreement (± 17% error) when comparing the semiautomatic volumes to the GS, confirming the accuracy of this approach in segmenting the RV endocardium.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputing in Cardiology Conference, CinC 2016
EditorsAlan Murray
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509008957
ISBN (Print)9781509008964
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sep 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event43rd Computing in Cardiology Conference - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 11 Sep 201614 Sep 2016
Conference number: 43
https://www.cinc.org/archives/2016/ (Full program)

Publication series

NameComputing in Cardiology
ISSN (Print)2325-8861
ISSN (Electronic)2325-887X


Conference43rd Computing in Cardiology Conference
Abbreviated titleCinC 2016
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  • Right Ventricular Endocardial Segmentation in CMR Images using a Novel Inter-modality Statistical Shape Modelling Approach

    Concetta Piazzese (Speaker), M. Chiara Carminati (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Rolf Krause (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Angelo Auricchio (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Lynn Weinert (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Gloria Tamborini (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Mauro Pepi (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Roberto M. Lang (Contributor to Paper or Presentation) & Enrico G. Caiani (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)

    Sep 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

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