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Three modality image registration of brain SPECT/CT and MR images for quantitative analysis of dopamine transporter imaging
Author(s): Yuzuho Yamaguchi; Yuta Takeda; Takeshi Hara; Xiangrong Zhou; Masaki Matsusako; Yuki Tanaka; Kazuhiko Hosoya; Tsutomu Nihei; Tetsuro Katafuchi; Hiroshi Fujita
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Paper Abstract

Important features in Parkinson's disease (PD) are degenerations and losses of dopamine neurons in corpus striatum. 123I-FP-CIT can visualize activities of the dopamine neurons. The activity radio of background to corpus striatum is used for diagnosis of PD and Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB). The specific activity can be observed in the corpus striatum on SPECT images, but the location and the shape of the corpus striatum on SPECT images only are often lost because of the low uptake. In contrast, MR images can visualize the locations of the corpus striatum. The purpose of this study was to realize a quantitative image analysis for the SPECT images by using image registration technique with brain MR images that can determine the region of corpus striatum. In this study, the image fusion technique was used to fuse SPECT and MR images by intervening CT image taken by SPECT/CT. The mutual information (MI) for image registration between CT and MR images was used for the registration. Six SPECT/CT and four MR scans of phantom materials are taken by changing the direction. As the results of the image registrations, 16 of 24 combinations were registered within 1.3mm. By applying the approach to 32 clinical SPECT/CT and MR cases, all of the cases were registered within 0.86mm. In conclusions, our registration method has a potential in superimposing MR images on SPECT images.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 March 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9788, Medical Imaging 2016: Biomedical Applications in Molecular, Structural, and Functional Imaging, 97881V (29 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2217384
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Yuzuho Yamaguchi, Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu Univ. (Japan)
Yuta Takeda, Gifu Univ. (Japan)
Takeshi Hara, Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu Univ. (Japan)
Xiangrong Zhou, Gifu Univ. (Japan)
Masaki Matsusako, St. Luke's International Hospital (Japan)
Yuki Tanaka, St. Luke's International Hospital (Japan)
Kazuhiko Hosoya, St. Luke's International Hospital (Japan)
Tsutomu Nihei, St. Luke's International Hospital (Japan)
Tetsuro Katafuchi, Gifu Univ. of Medical Science (Japan)
Hiroshi Fujita, Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9788:
Medical Imaging 2016: Biomedical Applications in Molecular, Structural, and Functional Imaging
Barjor Gimi; Andrzej Krol, Editor(s)

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