Improved echocardiography segmentation using active shape model and optical flow
Heart disease is one of the most dangerous diseases that threaten human life. The doctor uses echocardiography to analyze heart disease. The result of echocardiography test is a video that shows the movement of the heart rate. The result of echocardiography test indicates whether the patient’s heart is normal or not by identifying a heart cavity area. Commonly it is determined by a doctor based on his own accuracy and experience. Therefore, many methods to do heart segmentation is appearing. But, the methods are a bit slow and less precise. Thus, a system that can help the doctor to analyze it better is needed. This research will develop a system that can analyze the heart rate-motion and automatically measure heart cavity area better than the existing method. This paper proposes an improved system for cardiac segmentation using median high boost filter to increase image quality, followed by the use of an active shape model and optical flow. The segmentation of the heart rate-motion and auto measurement of the heart cavity area is expected to help the doctor to analyze the condition of the patient with better accuracy. Experimental result validated our approach.
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