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Fully automated myocardial strain estimation from cine MRI using convolutional neural networks

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Esther Puyol-Anton, Bram Ruijsink, Wenjia Bai, Helene Langet, Mathieu De Craene, Julia A. Schnabel, Paolo Piro, Andrew P. King, Matthew Sinclair

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE 15th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2018
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538636367
Accepted/In press28 Feb 2018
Published23 May 2018
Event15th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2018 - Washington, United States
Duration: 4 Apr 20187 Apr 2018


Conference15th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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Cardiovascular magnetic resonance myocardial feature tracking (CMR-FT) is a promising method for quantification of cardiac function from standard steady-state free precession (SSFP) images. However, currently available techniques require operator dependent and time-consuming manual intervention, limiting reproducibility and clinical use. In this paper, we propose a fully automated pipeline to compute left ventricular (LV) longitudinal and radial strain from 2- and 4-chamber cine acquisitions, and LV circumferential and radial strain from the short-axis imaging. The method employs a convolutional neural network to automatically segment the myocardium, followed by feature tracking and strain estimation. Experiments are performed using 40 healthy volunteers and 40 ischemic patients from the UK Biobank dataset. Results show that our method obtained strain values that were in excellent agreement with the commercially available clinical CMR-FT software CVI42 (Circle Cardiovascular Imaging, Calgary, Canada).

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