Statistical shape atlas of cardiac anatomy
Description: Cardiac remodelling is the change in shape of the anatomy due to disease processes. 3D computational meshes encode shape variation in cardiac anatomy, and render higher diagnostic than conventional geometrical metrics. Better shape metrics will enable an earlier detection, a more accurate stratification of disease, and more reliable evaluation of remodelling response. This project will contribute to the development of a toolkit for the construction of anatomical atlases of cardiac anatomy, and its translation to clinical adoption. The student will learn about the challenges and opportunities of the cross-disciplinary field between image analysis, computational modelling and cardiology, and be part of a project with a big potential impact on the management of cardiovascular diseases.
Prerequisites: Motivation. Good programming skills. Experience with computational graphics and image analysis is an advantage.