Multi-part Left Atrium Modeling and Segmentation in C-Arm CT Volumes for Atrial Fibrillation Ablation

@article{Zheng2011MultipartLA,
  title={Multi-part Left Atrium Modeling and Segmentation in C-Arm CT Volumes for Atrial Fibrillation Ablation},
  author={Yefeng Zheng and Tianzhou Wang and Matthias John and Shaohua Kevin Zhou and Jan M. Boese and Dorin Comaniciu},
  journal={Medical image computing and computer-assisted intervention : MICCAI ... International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention},
  year={2011},
  volume={14 Pt 3},
  pages={487-95}
}
As a minimally invasive surgery to treat left atrial (LA) fibrillation, catheter based ablation uses high radio-frequency energy to eliminate potential sources of the abnormal electrical events, especially around the ostia of pulmonary veins (PV). Due to large structural variations of the PV drainage pattern, a personalized LA model is helpful to translate a generic ablation strategy to a specific patient's anatomy. Overlaying the LA model onto 2D fluoroscopic images provides valuable visual… CONTINUE READING