A Software System for 4D Investigation of the Left Ventricle in Cardiac X-Ray Angiography

Roland Swoboda, Martin Carpella, Werner Backfrieder

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Accurate assessment of regional myocardial function after infarction is a challenging task for biplanar X-ray angiography, where sequences of two-dimensional images of the left ventricle (LV) are acquired and three-dimensional information is lost due to projection. In clinical practice, quantitative LV analysis is done in 2D, utilizing the end-diastolic and end-systolic contours for motion measurement. Thus, myocardial function is only assessed at the ventricular boundary area projected to the image. A software system for analyzing left ventricular motion activity in 4D was developed, allowing evaluation of myocardial function in any region of the ventricle rather than at the projected boundary area. The system allows reconstruction of 4D LV models from raw image data. Radial and centerline method, originally designed for 2D motion analysis, were extended for 4D model evaluation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of FH Science Day 2005
PublisherShaker Verlag
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventFH Science Day 2005 - Steyr, Austria
Duration: 20 Sept 200520 Sept 2005


ConferenceFH Science Day 2005


  • Heart
  • Left Ventricle
  • Biplanar X-Ray Angiography
  • Motion Analysis
  • Reconstruction


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