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Study Findings on Cardiology Are Outlined in Reports from University of Cairo

June 2, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Cardiovascular Week -- A new study on Cardiology is now available. According to news reporting from Cairo, Egypt, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Optical flow (OF) tracking of the myocardium contours has a potential in segmenting the myocardium in time sequences of cardiac medical images. Nevertheless, to estimate the displacement field of the contour points, a number of assumptions are required to solve an under-determined set of optical flow equations."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of Cairo, "In this work, a new framework is proposed to solve the OF tracking problem using greedy optimisation algorithm. The new framework allows different types of constraints such as motion invariance, shape and topology to be applied in a unified way. The developed methods are applied to a publicly-available cardiac magnetic resonance imaging dataset containing image sequences for 33 patients."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Quantitative evaluation of the results shows high potential of the methods to accurately track and segment the myocardium contours."

For more information on this research see: Greedy framework for optical flow tracking of myocardium contours. IET Image Processing, 2014;8(4):207-212. IET Image Processing can be contacted at: Inst Engineering Technology-Iet, Michael Faraday House Six Hills Way Stevenage, Hertford SG1 2AY, England. (The Institution of Engineering and Technology -; IET Image Processing -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A.O. Al-Agamy, Cairo University, Dept. of Biomed Engn, Cairo, Egypt. Additional authors for this research include A. Khalifa and A.S. Fahmy (see also Cardiology).

Keywords for this news article include: Cairo, Egypt, Africa, Cardiology

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Source: Cardiovascular Week

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