Hans C. van Assen1, Luc M.J. Florack2, Frank F.J. Simonis1, Jos J.M. Westenberg3, Gustav J. Strijkers1, Bart M. ter Haar Romeny1
1Biomedical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Noord Brabant, Netherlands; 2Mathematics and Computer Science, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Noord Brabant, Netherlands; 3Radiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, Netherlands
This paper describes a novel image processing method for automated detection of cardiac pathology. It entails tagging analysis by means of an optical flow approach. Tag fading is overcome by exploitation of tag phase - retrieved by Gabor filtering - instead of tag brightness.