Researchers at the University Pompeu Fabra generate a high-resolution atlas of the heart using a mathematical model

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Researchers at the University Pompeu Fabra have generated a high-resolution atlas of heart with 3D images taken in 138 people. The study shows that you can get the average image of an organ and its variations, allowing individual cases to compare and differentiate between healthy and pathological forms.

"This atlas is a statistical description of the issue that have the heart and its parts, as the ventricles and atria" explains to SINC Corné Hoogendoorn, CISTIB site investigator at the University Pompeu Fabra.

To create this cardiac mapping, researchers have developed a statistical model capable of handling the large amount of information they provide and pick individual images temporal variations, because the heart does not stop moving.