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Precision of Myocardial Contour Estimation from Tagged MR Images with a

Summary: Precision of Myocardial Contour Estimation
from Tagged MR Images with a
"Black-Blood" Technique
P. Croisille, MD, M. A. Gultman, MS, E. Atalar, PhD
E. R. McVeigh, PhD, E. A. Zerhouni, MD
Acad Radiol 1998; 5:93-100
1From the Department of Radiology, Hopital Cardiovasculaire et
Pneumologique Louis Pradel, 59 Bd Pinel, BP Lyon-Montchat, 69894
Lyon 03, France (P.C.); and the Departments of Radiology and Bio-
medical Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medi-
cine, Baltimore, Md (P.C., M,G., E,A., E.M., E.A.Z.), Received January
3, 1997;revision requested March 7; revision received July 22; ac-
cepted August 12. Supported in part by Soci6t~ Frangaise de
Radiologie grants, NIH grants R01HL45090and HL45683,and a
Whitaker Foundation grant. Address reprint requests to P.C,
ŠAUR, 1998
Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of the heart is a
noninvasive method of quantitatively assessing cardiac
function by obtaining spatially registered images of the
entire heart throughout its contractile cycle. In the past,


Source: Atalar, Ergin - Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University


Collections: Engineering; Biology and Medicine