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Three-dimensional display of cortical anatomy and vasculature: MR angiography versus multimodality integration
Author(s): Christopher J. Henri; Gordon Pike; D. Louis Collins; Terence M. Peters
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Paper Abstract

We present two methods for acquiring and viewing integrated 3-D images of cerebral vasculature and cortical anatomy. The aim of each technique is to provide the neurosurgeon or radiologist with a 3-D image containing information which cannot ordinarily be obtained from a single imaging modality. The first approach employs recent developments in MR which is now capable of imaging flowing blood as well as static tissue. Here, true 3-D data are acquired and displayed using volume or surface rendering techniques. The second approach is based on the integration of x-ray projection angiograms and tomographic image data, allowing a composite image of anatomy and vasculature to be viewed in 3-D. This is accomplished by superimposing an angiographic stereo-pair onto volume rendered images of either CT or MR data created from matched viewing geometries. The two approaches are outlined and compared. Results are presented for each technique and potential clinical applications discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1232, Medical Imaging IV: Image Capture and Display, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18853
Show Author Affiliations
Christopher J. Henri, McGill Univ. (Canada)
Gordon Pike, McGill Univ. (Canada)
D. Louis Collins, McGill Univ. (Canada)
Terence M. Peters, McGill Univ. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1232:
Medical Imaging IV: Image Capture and Display
Yongmin Kim, Editor(s)

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