Evaluation of image quality metrics for comparison of synchronization algorithms for cardiac cine MRI

G. M. Nijm, S. Swiryn, A. C. Larson, A. V. Sahakian

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Abstract

Cardiac MR image data is typically acquired over multiple cardiac cycles, thus necessitating the use of a synchronization algorithm. Comparison of such algorithms is challenging, as the MR environment distorts the signals that might be used to derive the gating signal for synchronization. In this study, we evaluated three cardiac synchronization algorithms by means of two full-reference image quality metrics and two no-reference metrics; we compared the resulting values of these metrics with subjective analysis by expert reviewers. Both full-reference metrics indicated that there was a statistically significant difference between the cardiac synchronization algorithms. However, both no-reference metrics indicated that there was no statistically significant difference between any of the synchronization algorithms, which corresponded with the subjective analysis. In conclusion, no-reference image metrics correlated well with expert analysis of cardiac MR images, while the full-reference metrics were most likely oversimplified which provided misleading results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2008 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2008 Proceedings
Pages2260-2263
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event2008 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2008 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 12 2008Oct 15 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP
ISSN (Print)1522-4880

Other

Other2008 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2008
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period10/12/0810/15/08

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Keywords

  • Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging
  • Image quality metric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing

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Nijm, G. M., Swiryn, S., Larson, A. C., & Sahakian, A. V. (2008). Evaluation of image quality metrics for comparison of synchronization algorithms for cardiac cine MRI. In 2008 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2008 Proceedings (pp. 2260-2263). [4712241] (Proceedings - International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICIP.2008.4712241