A Cardiac Package for Assessment of Ventricular Function from MRI Images

A. Cheraki, K. Smith, and L. Coghlan (Morocco)


medical imaging, cardiac visualization, Java 3D.


: This paper presents the status of our project to develop a Java based, portable cardiac package for quantitative assessment of cardiac function. Its different components as well as its overall architecture are described. The system allows physicians to assess ventricular function and myocardial viability based on the evaluation of ventricular geometry. This requires very accurate information about normal vectors, wall thickness, and principle curvatures, and is used in such tasks as designing ventricular remodeling surgery. The package performs MRI image segmentation, reconstruction and visualization as well as parameter calculation including curvature, volume, mass and wall thickness.

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