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
AbstractEffect 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.
|Journal series||IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, ISSN 0885-3010, (A 35 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.7|
|Keywords in English||strain, two dimensional displays, heart, three-dimensional displays, finite element analysis, acoustics, estimation|
|Score|| = 35.0, 12-10-2018, ArticleFromJournal|
= 35.0, 12-10-2018, ArticleFromJournal
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