Segmentation of the left ventricular (LV) myocardium (Myo) and RV endocardium on cine cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) images represents an essential step for cardiac-function evaluation and diagnosis. In order to have a common reference for comparing segmentation algorithms, several CMR image datasets were made available, but in general they do not include the most apical and basal slices, and/or gold standard tracing is limited to only one of the two ventricles, thus not fully corresponding to real clinical practice. Our aim was to develop a deep learning (DL) approach for automated segmentation of both RV and LV chambers from short-axis (SAX) CMR images, reporting separately the performance for basal slices, together with the applied criterion of choice.
Penso M, Moccia S, Scafuri S, Muscogiuri G, Pontone G, Pepi M, Caiani EG. Automated left and right ventricular chamber segmentation in cardiac magnetic resonance images using dense fully convolutional neural network. Comput Methods Programs Biomed 2021 Mar 21;204:106059. doi: 10.1016/j.cmpb.2021.106059.