The exactness of left ventricular segmentation in cine magnetic resonance imaging and its impact on systolic function values
2007 (English)In: Acta Radiologica, ISSN 0284-1851, E-ISSN 1600-0455, Vol. 48, no 3, 285-291 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Purpose: To evaluate the impact of exactness of the segmentation of the left ventricle (LV), using cine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Material and methods: Steady-state free-precession cine MRI was performed on 100 randomly selected subjects. Myocardial borders were outlined on short-axis images using three methods: method 1 was computer assisted, excluding papillary muscles from the left ventricular mass (LVM); method 2 was similar but included papillary muscles; and method 3 was manually traced including papillary muscles. LV end-systolic (ES) and end-diastolic (ED) masses and volumes, ejection fraction (EF), stroke volume (SV), and cardiac output (CO) were calculated from these measurements. The difference between the ES and ED LVM was used to estimate the exactness of the methods. Results: Method 3 was the most exact, and method 1 was the least exact. The three methods generated differing EF, SV, and CO measurements. With an ES-ED LVM difference exceeding 20 g, the mean SV measurement error was 8.83.6 ml. Conclusion: Manual tracing proved more exact than computer-assisted quantification. Exactness had an impact on EF, SV, and CO measurements, and the ES-ED LVM difference can be used to identify assessments that would benefit from more exact segmentation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 48, no 3, 285-291 p.
Adults, Cardiac, Heart, Left ventricle, MR imaging, Segmentation
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-17082DOI: 10.1080/02841850601182154ISI: 000246336400009PubMedID: 17453498OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-17082DiVA: diva2:44853