The effect of geometric and topologic differences in Boundary Element Models on Magnetocardiographic Localization accuracy

Riccardo Fenici, K Pesola, J Lotionen, Jukka Nenonen, Ie Magnin, K Lauerma, Toivo Katila

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Abstract

This study was performed to evaluate the changes in magnetocardiographic (MCG) source localization results when the geometry and the topology of the volume conductor model were altered. Boundary element volume conductor models of three patients were first constructed. These so-called reference torso models were then manipulated to mimic various sources of error in the measurement and analysis procedures. Next, equivalent current dipole localizations were calculated from simulated and measured multichannel MCG data. The localizations obtained with the reference models were regarded as the "gold standard." The effect of each modification was investigated by calculating three-dimensional distances from the gold standard localizations to the locations obtained with the modified model. The results show that the effect of the lungs and the intra-ventricular blood masses is significant for deep source locations and, therefore, the torso model should preferably contain internal inhomogeneities. However, superficial sources could be localized within a few millimeters even with nonindividual, so called standard torso models. In addition, the torso model should extend long enough in the pelvic region, and the positions of the lungs and the ventricles inside the model should be known in order to obtain accurate localizations
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1237-1247
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
Volume47
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Keywords

  • Magnetocardiography

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