In this paper we present two methods which can be used to numerically deconvolve indicator dilution curves to obtain vascular transport functions. In the first method, direct algebraic deconvolution is made stable and practical by the damped least squares method. The second method involves a time-shift of the output curve which is based on the first and second moments of the input and output curves. This method is stable, computationally simple and can provide reasonable estimates of the transport function.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Medicine (miscellaneous)