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Abstract #3952

Review and Analytical Discussion of Cardiac Segmentation

Esmeralda Ruiz Pujadas1, Marco Reisert1

1Radiology, Medical Physics, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany, Germany

Segmentation of the myocardium gives valuable information for the the diagnosis and treatment in cardiac pathologies. Manual segmentation is a very tedious and time consuming task. Therefore, an automatic procedure is desirable. But the myocardium detection is very challenging due to the low heterogeneous and discontinuous myocardium, the presence of papillary muscles or the tissues surrounding the myocardium. For that reason, the problem remains open. We will make an overview of the methods applied in medical segmentation and discuss their limitations. After that, an analysis of the methods will be presented.