Cylindrical Echocardiographic Image Segmentation Based on 3D Deformable Models

  title={Cylindrical Echocardiographic Image Segmentation Based on 3D Deformable Models},
  author={Johan Montagnat and Herv{\'e} Delingette and Gr{\'e}goire Malandain},
This paper presents a 3D echocardiographic image segmentation procedure based on deformable surfaces. We first propose to adapt filtering techniques to the cylindrical geometry of several 3D ultrasound image devices. Then we compare the effect of different external forces on a surface template deformation inside volumetric echocardiographic images. An original method involving region grey-level analysis along the model normal directions is described. We rely on an a priori knowledge of the… 

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