Ting Song1,2, Jeffrey A. Stainsby3, Maureen N. Hood2,4, Vincent B. Ho2,4
1Global Applied Science Laboratory, GE Healthcare, Bethesda, MD, United States; 2Radiology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, United States; 3Global Applied Science Laboratory, GE Healthcare, Toronto, ON, Canada; 4Radiology, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, United States
The vascular territory commonly characterizes clinically ischemic heart disease. We describe an automated and quantitative approach for the evaluation of discrete myocardial wall motion in terms of vascular territory (i.e. LAD, RCA, and LCX), using a novel wall motion characterization method called regional center point trajectory algorithm. The three-segment center point model enables separate analysis and quantification of coronary artery disease by their respective vascular territories, thereby allowing segmental tracking and quantification of wall motion.