A system for the parametric description of the ventricular surface of the heart

Academic Article


  • A series of computer programs has been developed to create and display a parametric model of the epicardial surface of the heart ventricles. The system utilizes a class of functions known as "B-splines" that have been widely used in the ship and aircraft design industry. A parametric description of the three-dimensional surface offers several advantages over nonparametric forms. These programs were designed to be linked to another system to generate computer-animated films demonstrating the sequence of ventricular activation. © 1981.
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    Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Author List

  • Bartram FR; Ideker RE; Smith WM
  • Start Page

  • 533
  • End Page

  • 541
  • Volume

  • 14
  • Issue

  • 6