Myocardial motion computation in 4D ultrasound

R. Mukherjee, C. Sprouse, T. Abraham, B. Hoffmann, E. McVeigh, D. Yuh, P. Burlina

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This paper presents a method for the computation of 3D flow in 4D (3D spatial+time) Transesophageal Echocardiography (4D TEE). 4D echocardiography is the only modality that allows real-time 3D imaging of the heart, at rates that are sufficiently high to characterize the very fast motion of key anatomical structures, such as the mitral and aortic valves or the left ventricle. The method described in this paper relies on a recently introduced variational optical flow approach. We applied the method to estimate the velocity field of myocardium in the left heart. Real intraoperative 4D TEE data was used and the method yielded good quantitative and qualitative preliminary results. This method has many applications, including elastography, biomechanical modeling, and automated diagnostics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 8th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Nano to Macro, ISBI'11
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Nov 2 2011
Event2011 8th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro, ISBI'11 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Mar 30 2011Apr 2 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging
ISSN (Print)1945-7928
ISSN (Electronic)1945-8452


Other2011 8th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro, ISBI'11
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago, IL


  • 3D optical flow
  • 4D transesophageal echocardiography
  • motion estimation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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