Towards high-resolution cardiac atlases: Ventricular anatomy descriptors for a standardized reference frame

Ramón Casero, Rebecca A B Burton, T. Alexander Quinn, Christian Bollensdorff, Patrick Hales, Jürgen E. Schneider, Peter Kohl, Vicente Grau

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Abstract

Increased resolution in cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and growing interest in the effect of small structures in electrophysiology of the heart pose new challenges for cardiac atlases. In this paper we discuss the limitations of current atlas-building models when trying to incorporate cardiac small structure and argue for the need of developing a standard coordinate system for the heart that separates this from the macro-structure common to all individual hearts, in a way analogous to the stereotactic coordinate system from brain atlases. With this goal, we propose a set of methods to obtain two descriptors of the ventricular macro-structure that can be used to build a standardized reference frame: the central curve on the Left Ventricle cavity and the smoothed internal envelope of the Right Ventricle crest (i.e. the curve in the endocardial surface marking the junction between the right ventricular free wall and the septum).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages75-84
Number of pages10
Volume6364 LNCS
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Nov 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Workshop on Statistical Atlases and Computational Models of the Heart, STACOM 2010 and Cardiac Electrophysiological Simulation Challenge, CESC 2010 - Held in Conjunction with MICCAI 2010 - Beijing, China
Duration: 20 Sep 201020 Sep 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6364 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other1st International Workshop on Statistical Atlases and Computational Models of the Heart, STACOM 2010 and Cardiac Electrophysiological Simulation Challenge, CESC 2010 - Held in Conjunction with MICCAI 2010
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period20/9/1020/9/10

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Keywords

  • cardiac atlas
  • computational biology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Casero, R., Burton, R. A. B., Quinn, T. A., Bollensdorff, C., Hales, P., Schneider, J. E., Kohl, P., & Grau, V. (2010). Towards high-resolution cardiac atlases: Ventricular anatomy descriptors for a standardized reference frame. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 6364 LNCS, pp. 75-84). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 6364 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-15835-3_8