Real and simulated pseudo images in systole. The simulated images were obtained offline using the operation T on the real tagged image 1 with the optimal α values 12, 16, 19 and 20, as in Fig. 6. The goodness of fit between the real and simulated images were quantified using correlation coefficient. The coefficients were computed after masking out the LV wall on the images. The results were respectively 0.90, 0.94, 0.97 and 0.98, indicating high level of match between the intensity patterns within the LV wall between the pairs.