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Cardiac motion assessement from echocardiographic image sequences by means of the structure multivector

Alessandrini, Martino and Basarab, Adrian and Liebgott, Hervé and Bernard, Olivier Cardiac motion assessement from echocardiographic image sequences by means of the structure multivector. (2013) In: IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium - US 2013, 21 July 2013 - 25 July 2013 (Prague, Czech Republic).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ULTSYM.2013.0392


We recently contributed an algorithm for the estimation of cardiac deformation from echocardiographic image sequences based on the monogenic signal. By exploiting the phase information instead of the pixel intensity, the algorithm was robust to the temporal contrast variations normally encountered in cardiac ultrasound. In this paper we propose an improvement of that framework making use of an extension of the monogenic signal formalism, called structure multivector. The structure multivector models the image as the superposition of two perpendicular waves with associated amplitude, phase and orientation. Such a model is well adapted to describe the granular pattern of the characteristic speckle noise. The displacement is computed by solving the optical flow equation jointly for the two image phases. A local affine model accounts for typical cardiac motions as contraction/expansion and shearing; a coarse-to-fine B-spline scheme allows for a robust and effective computation of the model parameters and a pyramidal refinement scheme helps deal with large motions. Performance was evaluated on realistic simulated cardiac ultrasound sequences and compared to our previous monogenic-based algorithm and classical speckle tracking. Endpoint-error was used as accuracy metric. With respect to them we achieved error reductions of 13% and 30% respectively.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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HAL Id:hal-01147282
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Other partners > Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon - INSA (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale - INSERM (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université Claude Bernard-Lyon I - UCBL (FRANCE)
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