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Automatic assessment of myocardial viability based on PET-MRI data fusion

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8 Author(s)
Behloul, F. ; Inst. Nat. de la Sante et de la Recherche Med., Lyon, France ; Janier, M. ; Croisille, P. ; Poirier, C.
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In this paper, a fusion system which combines data generated by tagged magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and F18-FDG positron emission tomography (PET) is presented. MRI and PET complementarity leads to a very accurate assessment of the myocardial viability in patients with coronary heart disease. An accurate viability analysis allows a better prediction of the successes of the revascularization procedure. The fusion system is based on soft computing techniques. It is a modular network which consists of four adaptive network-based fuzzy inference systems (ANFIS) organized in a hierarchical way. The network is able to learn and adapt itself and integrates expert knowledge. It is considered a valuable tool for clinical and research applications

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Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 1998. Proceedings of the 20th Annual International Conference of the IEEE

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29 Oct-1 Nov 1998

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