From 2D to 4D in quantitative left ventricle wall motion analysis of biplanar X-ray angiograms

Roland Swoboda, Martin Carpella, Werner Backfrieder, Clemens Steinwender, Christian Gabriel, Franz Leisch

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Accurate assessment of regional myocardial function after infarction is a challenging task in biplanar X-ray cineangiography. An estimate of motion is given by tracking contours of the left ventricle (LV) in projection images. In conventional clinical practice, LV wall motion analysis is done in 2D, based on end-diastolic and end-systolic contours. Our work, by contrast, presents novel methods for analyzing left ventricular motion in 4D, making possible the evaluation of myocardial function in any region of the ventricle rather than at artificial boundary areas in the projection image. 4D LV models are reconstructed from a biplanar image sequence. The centerline and radial method, originally developed for analysis in 2D, are extended to 3D for assessment of cardiac motion based on our 4D ventricular model. Color-encoded ventricle models and 2D maps of heart wall dynamics are developed for visualization. Results obtained by using the methods presented herein are in correspondence with clinical findings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputers in Cardiology, 2005
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0780393376, 9780780393370
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventComputers in Cardiology, 2005 - Lyon, France
Duration: 25 Sept 200528 Sept 2005

Publication series

NameComputers in Cardiology
ISSN (Print)0276-6574


ConferenceComputers in Cardiology, 2005


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


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