A semi-automatic method for left ventricle volume estimate: An in vivo validation study

C. Corsi, C. Lamberti, A. Sarti, G. Saracino, T. Shiota, J. D. Thomas

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Abstract

This study aims to the validation of the left ventricular (LV) volume estimates obtained by processing volumetric data utilizing a segmentation model based on level set technique. The validation has been performed by comparing real-time volumetric echo data (RT3DE) and magnetic resonance (MRI) data. A validation protocol has been defined. The validation protocol was applied to twenty-four estimates (range 61-467ml) obtained from normal and pathologic subjects, which underwent both RT3DE and MRI. A statistical analysis was performed on each estimate and on clinical parameters as stroke volume (SV) and ejection fraction (EF). Assuming MRI estimates (x) as a reference, an excellent correlation was found with volume measured by utilizing the segmentation procedure (y) (y=0.89x+13.78, r=0.98). The mean error on SV was 8ml and the mean error on EF was 2%. This study demonstrated that the segmentation technique is reliably applicable on human hearts in clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-112
Number of pages4
JournalComputers in Cardiology
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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