Quantification of the local heartwall motion by magnetic resonance myocardial tagging

Matthias Stuber, Eike Nagel, Stefan E. Fischer, Marcus A. Spiegel, Markus B. Scheidegger, Peter Boesiger

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Sophisticated magnetic resonance tagging techniques provide powerful tools for the non-invasive assessment of the local heartwall motion towards a deeper fundamental understanding of local heart function. For the extraction of motion data from the time series of magnetic resonance tagged images and for the visualization of the local heartwall motion a new image analysis procedure has been developed. New parameters have been derived which allows quantification of the motion patterns and are highly sensitive to any changes in these patterns. The new procedure has been applied for heart motion analysis in healthy volunteers and in patient collectives with different heart diseases. The achieved results are summarized and discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-228
Number of pages12
JournalComputerized Medical Imaging and Graphics
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Active contours
  • MR myocardial tagging
  • Myocardial motion analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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