Cardiac Kinematics Benchmark

FIMH-2021 will host a Cardiac Kinematics Benchmark study which aims to establish a platform for 1) discussing variability in calculation of cardiac kinematics (displacements and strains); 2) validating kinematics analysis tools using computational phantoms; 3) comparing kinematics measurements using pre-clinical swine data across different analysis tools; and 4) improving our confidence in cardiac strain estimates as an imaging biomarker to distinguish between healthy and diseased hearts.

We want to emphasize that this benchmark is not meant as a challenge but simply as a platform for discussion and comparison to improve the calculation of cardiac strains and improve our confidence to distinguish between cardiac health and disease based on this biomarker.

More details about the benchmark and instructions on how to participate are provided in the following pdf file: BenchmarkInstructions_v1-1.

Please check back frequently for updates and subscribe to our mailing list (see below).

Meeting schedule to discuss benchmark data and objectives

A zoom link and instructions on how to join will be emailed using the benchmark mailing list (please sign up using the link below) All benchmark participants are welcomed to attend to share ideas and questions.

First meeting on Jan 8, 2021 from 11am to 12pm PST.

Participation form and mailing list

If you are interested in participating in this study, we kindly ask you to fill out this form so that it can help the organizers to gather participant’s information. If you would like to keep up to date with this benchmark, please subscribe to this mailing list. Using this mailing list, we will announce any relevant information for the benchmark study such as data release, deadlines, and meeting times to discuss the benchmark data and clarify any doubts in a zoom meeting with all interested participants.

For more information please feel free to contact Luigi Perotti (Luigi.Perotti at ucf dot edu) and Vicky Wang (vywang66 at stanford dot edu).