Integrated program for 2-D and 3-D analysis of heart wall motion from magnetic resonance imaging

L. Axel, D. C. Bloomgarden, C. N. Chang, Z. A. Fayad, D. L. Kraitchman, A. A. Young

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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with magnetization tagging provides a non invasive tomographic imaging method for the evaluation of cardiac function. We have developed an integrated set of programs for the analysis and display of heart wall motion from cardiac MRI. Cardiac wall contours and tag positions can be extracted manually or semiautomatically from the images. The contours can be stacked to calculate global function variables, or the relative motion of the tags in the images can be used to calculate the regional 2-D strain. Tag data from orthogonal sets of images can be combined to calculate regional 3-D strain. Display options include static or dynamic displays of scalar and vector or tensor quantities. This integrated program provides a useful means to extract and display cardiac function data from tagged MRI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)625-627
Number of pages3
JournalComputers in cardiology
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1995 Conference on Computers in Cardiology - Vienna, Austria
Duration: Sep 10 1995Sep 13 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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