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dc.contributor.advisor Figueiredo, Rui J. P. de
dc.creatorKehtarnavaz, Nasser
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-18T21:22:46Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-18T21:22:46Z
dc.date.issued 1984
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/104419
dc.description.abstract A recently developed camera referred to by the name PET (Positron Emission Tomography) allows the biochemical activity associated with an organ inside the body to be viewed without surgical intervention. The organ considered for the present study is the heart and the goal of the thesis is to aid detecting the coronary artery diseases at an early stage. For this purpose, a three dimensional object of the left ventricle is formed from an available set of two-dimensional image slices generated by PET. An automatic boundary detection algorithm outlines the object surface and assigns appropriate intensity values to the surface points. The surface is then rotated with the long axis of the heart in a vertical position, allowing the myocardium to be viewed from different angles around the heart. Such a display of activity is shown to be an effective way of presenting the functional behavior of the myocardium.
dc.format.extent 124 pp
dc.language.iso eng
dc.title Surface reconstruction and display of left ventricular function for pet images
dc.identifier.digital RICE2054
dc.contributor.committeeMember Clark, John W.;Zygouakis, Kyriacos
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Electrical Engineering
thesis.degree.discipline Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
dc.format.digitalOrigin reformatted digital
dc.identifier.callno THESIS E.E. 1984 KEHTARNAVAZ
dc.identifier.citation Kehtarnavaz, Nasser. "Surface reconstruction and display of left ventricular function for pet images." (1984) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/104419.


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