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Journal of Biomedical Optics • Open Access

Mono- and multimodal registration of optical breast images
Author(s): Paul C. Pearlman; Max A. Viergever; Josien P. Pluim; Arthur Adams; Sjoerd G. Elias; Willem P. Th. M. Mali

Paper Abstract

Optical breast imaging offers the possibility of noninvasive, low cost, and high sensitivity imaging of breast cancers. Poor spatial resolution and a lack of anatomical landmarks in optical images of the breast make interpretation difficult and motivate registration and fusion of these data with subsequent optical images and other breast imaging modalities. Methods used for registration and fusion of optical breast images are reviewed. Imaging concerns relevant to the registration problem are first highlighted, followed by a focus on both monomodal and multimodal registration of optical breast imaging. Where relevant, methods pertaining to other imaging modalities or imaged anatomies are presented. The multimodal registration discussion concerns digital x-ray mammography, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, and positron emission tomography.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 2012
PDF: 11 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 17(8) 080901 doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.17.8.080901
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 17, Issue 8
Show Author Affiliations
Paul C. Pearlman, Univ. Medical Ctr. Utrecht (Netherlands)
Max A. Viergever, Univ. Medical Ctr. Utrecht (Netherlands)
Josien P. Pluim, Univ. Medical Ctr. Utrecht (Netherlands)
Arthur Adams, Univ. Medical Ctr. Utrecht (Netherlands)
Sjoerd G. Elias, Univ. Medical Ctr. Utrecht (Netherlands)
Willem P. Th. M. Mali, Univ. Medical Ctr. Utrecht (Netherlands)


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