Quantitative Assessment of the Effect of the Out-of-Plane Movement of the Homogenous Ellipsoidal Model of the Left Ventricle on the Deformation Measures Estimated Using 2-D Speckle Tracking – An In-Silico Study

Jakub Żmigrodzki , Szymon Cygan , Aleksandra Wilczewska , Krzysztof Kałużyński


Effect of the out-of-plane (OOP) movement amplitude on estimates of global displacements (radial, circumferential) and strains (radial εR , circumferential εC ) was studied in an ellipsoidal model of the left ventricle using finite-element modeling (FEM), synthetic ultrasonic data, and short-axis view. This effect was assessed using median of the absolute relative error (RE) of the global parameters. FEM provided node displacements for synthetic ultrasonic data and reference data generation. Displacements were estimated using block-matching (BM) and B-spline (BS) methods. FEM-derived data analysis, free from errors resulting from speckle tracking, indicated that the tissue motion introduced REs of global strain estimates below 4.5%. The effect of the OOP motion amplitude on strain estimates was strain specific and depended on the displacement estimation method. In the case of εC , the increase of the OOP amplitude resulted in quasi-linear increase of the RE from approximately 10% to 15%. The modulus of the end-systolic (ES) errors of the εC estimates almost linearly increased with increasing OOP amplitude approximately from 10% to 16%. REs of the εR estimate were close to 80% and 40%, respectively, in the case of the BM and BS methods, and increased with increasing OOP amplitude. The modulus of the ES errors of the εR estimates in the case of the BS method was about −40% and showed low sensitivity to the OOP amplitude; in the BM case, these errors varied approximately from −70% to −58% for OOP amplitude from 0 to 15 mm.
Author Jakub Żmigrodzki (FM / IMBE)
Jakub Żmigrodzki,,
- The Institute of Metrology and Biomedical Engineering
, Szymon Cygan (FM / IMBE)
Szymon Cygan,,
- The Institute of Metrology and Biomedical Engineering
, Aleksandra Wilczewska (FM / IMBE)
Aleksandra Wilczewska,,
- The Institute of Metrology and Biomedical Engineering
, Krzysztof Kałużyński (FM / IMBE)
Krzysztof Kałużyński,,
- The Institute of Metrology and Biomedical Engineering
Journal seriesIEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, ISSN 0885-3010, (A 35 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.7
Keywords in Englishstrain, two dimensional displays, heart, three-dimensional displays, finite element analysis, acoustics, estimation
URL https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8410931
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)35
ScoreMinisterial score = 35.0, 12-10-2018, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 35.0, 12-10-2018, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor: 2016 = 2.743 (2) - 2016=2.331 (5)
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