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Author Nollo, G. ♦ Cristoforetti, A. ♦ Faes, L. ♦ Centonze, M. ♦ Del Greco, M. ♦ Antolini, R. ♦ Ravelli, F.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2004
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science ♦ Technology ♦ Medicine & health
Subject Keyword Image segmentation ♦ Computed tomography ♦ Atrial fibrillation ♦ Data mining ♦ Radio frequency ♦ Spatial resolution ♦ Image reconstruction ♦ Navigation ♦ Cardiology ♦ Hospitals
Abstract This study aims to extract the interior surface of the left atrium (LA) and pulmonary veins (PVs) from three dimensional tomographic data and to integrate it with LA CARTO electrical maps. The separation of LA and PVs from other overlapping structures of the heart was performed processing 3D CT data by marker-controlled watershed segmentation and surface extraction. CARTO maps were then registered on the LA internal surface by a stochastic optimization algorithm based on simulated annealing. The residual registration error resulted inferior to 3 mm. The integration between electrophysiological and high resolved anatomic information of LA results feasible and may constitute a significant support for mechanism investigation and treatment of atrial fibrillation.
Description Author affiliation: Dept. of Phys., Trento Univ., Italy (Nollo, G.; Cristoforetti, A.; Faes, L.)
ISBN 0780389271
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2004-09-19
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 732.06 kB
Page Count 4
Starting Page 345
Ending Page 348


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library