## Abstract

This paper describes a computational simulator for use in cardiac imaging using tagged magnetic resonance imaging. The simulator incorporates a 13-parameter model of left-ventricular motion due to Arts et al. (1992) and applies it to a confocal prolate spherical shell, resembling the shape of the left ventricle. Using parameters determined in other work, our model can be made to assume a configuration representing one of 60 phases in the cardiac cycle. In this paper, we determine the inverse motion map analytically, allowing pointwise correspondences to be made between two points at any two times. Using this mathematical relationship, we simulate the (tagged) magnetic resonance imaging process using a standard (tagged) spin-echo imaging equation. Image sequences can be synthesized at arbitrary orientations at any phase. We currently synthesize a SPAMM tag pattern with arbitrary spatial frequency, but other patterns can be readily incorporated. To accommodate two-dimensional motion estimation algorithms, we have created a two-dimensional simulator which restricts the three-dimensional motion to two dimensions. In either two or three dimensions, a true motion is output so that motion estimation algorithms can be compared against the truth. We conclude with a simple demonstration of the performance of the simulator.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages | 182-191 |

Number of pages | 10 |

State | Published - Jan 1 1996 |

Event | Proceedings of the 1996 Workshop on Mathematical Methods in Biomedical Image Analysis - San Francisco, CA, USA Duration: Jun 21 1996 → Jun 22 1996 |

### Other

Other | Proceedings of the 1996 Workshop on Mathematical Methods in Biomedical Image Analysis |
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City | San Francisco, CA, USA |

Period | 6/21/96 → 6/22/96 |

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Engineering(all)