Diffeomorphic Upsampling of Serially Acquired Sparse 2D Cross-Sections in Cardiac MRI

Brian C. Lee, Daniel J. Tward, Jinchi Wei, Dnyanesh Tipre, Robert G. Weiss, Michael I. Miller, Siamak Ardekani

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose a new technique for interpolating shapes in order to upsample a sparsely acquired serial-section image stack. The method is based on a maximum a posteriori estimation strategy which models neighboring sections as observations of random deformations of an image to be estimated. We show the computation of diffeomorphic trajectories between observed sections and define estimated upsampled image sections as a Jacobian-weighted sum of flowing images at corresponding distances along those trajectories. We apply this methodology to upsample stacks of sparse 2D magnetic resonance cross-sections through live mouse hearts. We show that the proposed method results in smoother and more accurate reconstructions over linear interpolation, and report a Dice coefficient of 0.8727 against ground truth segmentations in our dataset and statistically significant improvements in both left ventricular segmentation accuracy and image intensity estimates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages4491-4495
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538613115
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2019
Event41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2019 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: Jul 23 2019Jul 27 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Conference

Conference41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2019
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period7/23/197/27/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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