Visualization techniques for the developing chicken heart

Ly Phan, Cindy Grimm, Sandra Rugonyi

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3 Scopus citations


We present a geometric surface parameterization algorithm and several visualization techniques adapted to the problem of understanding the 4D peristaltic-like motion of the outflow tract (OFT) in an embryonic chick heart. We illustrated the techniques using data from hearts under normal conditions (four embryos), and hearts in which blood flow conditions are altered through OFT banding (four embryos). The overall goal is to create quantitative measures of the temporal heartshape change both within a single subject and between multiple subjects. These measures will help elucidate how altering hemodynamic conditions changes the shape and motion of the OFT walls, which in turn influence the stresses and strains on the developing heart, causing it to develop differently. We take advantage of the tubular shape and periodic motion of the OFT to produce successively lower dimensional visualizations and quantifications of the cardiac motion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Visual Computing - 11th International Symposium, ISVC 2015, Proceedings
EditorsMark Elendt, Richard Boyle, Eric Ragan, Bahram Parvin, Rogerio Feris, Tim McGraw, Ioannis Pavlidis, Regis Kopper, George Bebis, Darko Koracin, Zhao Ye, Gunther Weber
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319278568
StatePublished - 2015
Event11th International Symposium on Advances in Visual Computing, ISVC 2015 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: Dec 14 2015Dec 16 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other11th International Symposium on Advances in Visual Computing, ISVC 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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