Sensors 2010, 10(12), 11428-11439; doi:10.3390/s101211428
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Myocardial Motion Analysis for Determination of Tei-Index of Human Heart

1 College of Computer Science, Zhejiang University of Technology, 310023 Hangzhou, China 2 Department of Informatics, University of Hamburg, 22527 Hamburg, Germany
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Received: 4 November 2010; in revised form: 24 November 2010 / Accepted: 8 December 2010 / Published: 13 December 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sensors in Biomechanics and Biomedicine)
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Abstract: The Tei index, an important indicator of heart function, lacks a direct method to compute because it is difficult to directly evaluate the isovolumic contraction time (ICT) and isovolumic relaxation time (IRT) from which the Tei index can be obtained. In this paper, based on the proposed method of accurately measuring the cardiac cycle physical phase, a direct method of calculating the Tei index is presented. The experiments based on real heart medical images show the effectiveness of this method. Moreover, a new method of calculating left ventricular wall motion amplitude is proposed and the experiments show its satisfactory performance.
Keywords: cardiac cycle physical phase; Tei index; left ventricular wall motion amplitude; computer vision; image processing

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Chen, S.; Zhang, J.; Zhang, H.; Guan, Q.; Du, Y.; Yao, C.; Zhang, J. Myocardial Motion Analysis for Determination of Tei-Index of Human Heart. Sensors 2010, 10, 11428-11439.

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Chen S, Zhang J, Zhang H, Guan Q, Du Y, Yao C, Zhang J. Myocardial Motion Analysis for Determination of Tei-Index of Human Heart. Sensors. 2010; 10(12):11428-11439.

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Chen, Shengyong; Zhang, Jianhua; Zhang, Houxiang; Guan, Qiu; Du, Yahui; Yao, Chunyan; Zhang, Jianwei. 2010. "Myocardial Motion Analysis for Determination of Tei-Index of Human Heart." Sensors 10, no. 12: 11428-11439.

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