Functional analysis of cardiac MR images using SPHARM modeling

Heng Huang, Li Shen, James Ford, Fillia Makedon, Rong Zhang, Ling Gao, Justin Pearlman

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Visualization and quantification of cardiac function can provide direct and reliable indicators of cardiac health. The heart's operation occurs in three dimensions, and is dependent on three dimensional forces and ventricular geometry, making the observation of its shape important. Many approaches have been presented to extract cardiac shape and do functional analysis from a variety of imaging modalities. We apply a spherical harmonics (SPHARM) model to cardiac function analysis using magnetic resonance (MR) images. Our three dimensional SPHARM approach increases measurement accuracy over two dimensional approaches and also simplifies the management and indexing of clinical data by providing access to many important functional measures directly from the SPHARM representation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number158
Pages (from-to)1384-1391
Number of pages8
JournalProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
Issue numberII
StatePublished - Aug 25 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventMedical Imaging 2005 - Image Processing - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 13 2005Feb 17 2005


  • Cardiac MRI
  • Computer-Aided Diagnosis
  • Medical Image Analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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