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Fast quasi-conformal regional flattening of the left atrium.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31944978
ABSTRACT
Two-dimensional representation of 3D anatomical structures is a simple and intuitive way for analysing patient information across populations and image modalities. While cardiac ventricles, especially the left ventricle, have an established standard representation (bull's eye plot), the 2D depiction of the left atrium (LA) remains challenging due to its sub-structural complexity including the pulmonary veins (PV) and the left atrial appendage (LAA). Quasi-conformal flattening techniques, successfully applied to cardiac ventricles, require additional constraints in the case of the LA to place the PV and LAA in the same geometrical 2D location for different cases. Some registration-based methods have been proposed but surface registration is time-consuming and prone to errors when the geometries are very different. We propose a novel atrial flattening methodology where a 2D map of the LA is obtained quickly and without errors related to registration. The LA is divided into 5 regions which are then mapped to their analogue two-dimensional regions. 67 human left atria from magnetic resonance images (MRI) were studied to derive a population-based template representing the averaged relative locations of the PVs and LAA. The clinical application of our methodology is illustrated on different use cases including the integration of MRI and electroanatomical data.

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Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Idioma: Inglês Assunto da revista: Informática Médica Ano de publicação: 2020 Tipo de documento: Artigo