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Heart-muscle fiber reconstruction from diffusion tensor MRI

Zhukov, Leonid and Barr, Alan H. (2003) Heart-muscle fiber reconstruction from diffusion tensor MRI. In: IEEE Visualization, 2003. VIS 2003. Seattle, WA, 19-24 October 2003. IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 597-602. ISBN 0780381203.

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In this paper we use advanced tensor visualization techniques to study 3D diffusion tensor MRI data of a heart. We use scalar and tensor glyph visualization methods to investigate the data and apply a moving least squares (MLS) fiber tracing method to recover and visualize the helical structure and the orientation of the heart muscle fibers.

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Additional Information:© 2003 IEEE. Reprinted with Permission. Publication Date: 19-24 Oct. 2003. Posted online: 2003-12-08. We would like to thank Prof. Edward W. Hsu, Department of Bioengineering, Duke University, for providing the dataset, technical discussions and valuable comments on the paper; Dr. John Wood for medical and anatomical consultations and visualization suggestions and Prof. David Banks for suggestions on rendering.
Subject Keywords:Diffusion tensors; DT-MRI; fiber tracing; adaptive filtering; moving least squares; streamlines; adaptive filters; biomedical MRI; digital simulation; magnetic resonance imaging; medical image processing; solid modelling; tensors; 3D diffusion tensor MRI data; heart-muscle fiber reconstruction; scalar and tensor glyph visualization; tensor visualization
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