Fully automatic segmentation and objective assessment of atrial scars for long‐standing persistent atrial fibrillation patients using late gadolinium‐enhanced MRI

@article{Yang2018FullyAS,
  title={Fully automatic segmentation and objective assessment of atrial scars for long‐standing persistent atrial fibrillation patients using late gadolinium‐enhanced MRI},
  author={Guang Yang and Xiahai Zhuang and Habib Khan and Shouvik Haldar and Eva Nyktari and Lei Li and Rick Wage and Xujiong Ye and Gregory G. Slabaugh and Raad H. Mohiaddin and Tom Wong and Jennifer Keegan and David N. Firmin},
  journal={Medical Physics},
  year={2018},
  volume={45},
  pages={1562 - 1576}
}
Purpose Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common heart rhythm disorder and causes considerable morbidity and mortality, resulting in a large public health burden that is increasing as the population ages. It is associated with atrial fibrosis, the amount and distribution of which can be used to stratify patients and to guide subsequent electrophysiology ablation treatment. Atrial fibrosis may be assessed noninvasively using late gadolinium‐enhanced (LGE) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI… Expand
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