UTMN Student Develops Software to Process Heart Ultrasound Results

Research and Innovations 11 December 2017
UTMN student Maksim Kicherov is developing software for cardiologists, designed to process DICOM files containing heart ultrasound results, as well as to create a 3D model of the left ventricle, detect asynergy and measure such important diagnostic indicators as ejection fraction (the percentage of blood leaving the heart each time it contracts) and myocardial mass. 

The software aims to enhance the precision of cardiovascular diseases diagnostics. It will allow doctors to automatically distinguish heart silhouettes in ultrasound pictures when building 3D models of the left ventricle by using two standard orthogonal projections (apical four-chamber and apical two-chamber). Thereby, automated methods of generating silhouettes allow for a decrease in human-error factors in diagnostics and, by using a 3D model, to measure ejection fraction and myocardial mass more precisely than by using traditional 2D ultrasound.  

The project is guided by the Head of the UTMN Department of Algebra and Mathematical Logic, Vladimir Kutrunov, and UTMN PhD student Sergey Diachkov. The medical part of the project is under the supervision of Georgy Pushkarev, doctor of ultrasound diagnostics from Tyumen Research Cardiology Centre. 

Source: UTMN Department of Strategic Communications 

Link to Russian version: https://www.utmn.ru/presse/novosti/nauka-segodnya/471850/ 

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