Automatic left ventricle segmentation in T2 weighted CMR images

K Kushsairy Bin Abdul Kadir, A. Payne, John Soraghan, C. Berry

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An automatic left ventricle (LV) segmentation method for T2 weighted Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (CMR) image is presented. The method takes multi-slice T2 weighted CMR images from the basal to the apex of the heart. Inter-slice and intra-slice fuzzy reasoning is used to guide the centre point detection for each slice. Morphological filtering is used in the reconstruction to homogenise the blood pool region. Then radial search Fuzzy Multiscale Edge Detection (FMED) is used to segment the endocardium and the epicardium of the LV. Evaluation of the method is performed on 6 patient with approximately 42 slices of real T2 weighted MRI data. The quantitative result of the automatic method compared to those obtained from manual segmentation by a skilled clinician are very encouraging, with correlation scores of 96.2% correlation for the endocardium and 85.7% correlation for the epicardium.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImage Processing and Communications Challenges 2
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783642162954
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameAdvances in intelligent and soft computing


  • CMR images
  • image processing
  • ventricle segmentation


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