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Label propagation has been shown to be effective in many automatic segmentation applications. However, its reliance on accurate image alignment means that segmentation results can be affected by any registration errors which occur. Patch-based methods relax this dependence by avoiding explicit one-to-one correspondence assumptions between images but are(More)
The accurate measurement of 3D cardiac function is an important task in the analysis of cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) images. However, short-axis image acquisitions with thick slices are commonly used in clinical practice due to constraints of acquisition time, signal-to-noise ratio and patient compliance. In this situation, the estimation of a(More)
The automatic segmentation of cardiac magnetic resonance images poses many challenges arising from the large variation between different anatomies, scanners and acquisition protocols. In this paper, we address these challenges with a global graph search method and a novel spectral embedding of the images. Firstly, we propose the use of an approximate graph(More)
Atlases encode valuable anatomical and functional information from a population. In this work, a bi-ventricular cardiac atlas was built from a unique data set, which consists of high resolution cardiac MR images of 1000+ normal subjects. Based on the atlas, statistical methods were used to study the variation of cardiac shapes and the distribution of(More)
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