Cancer & Cardiac Imaging

Graph cuts applied to 4D ultrasound image spatio-temporal segmentation of the heart

This project aims to investigate graph-cut based methods as the basis for spatio-temporal segmentation of 3D+time ultrasound sequences of the heart. This research will further the understanding of how graph-cut methods can be applied to solve spatio-temporal problems as well as potentially offer a new way to automatically derive quantitative 3D information about the health of the heart in a robust and efficient way. the latter would pave the way for cardiologists to make more informaed decisions about disease assessment and treatment monitoring on the millions of people worl-wide who have cardiac conditions.