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Validation of 3D ultrasound: CT registration of prostate images
Author(s): Evelyn A. Firle; Stefan Wesarg; Grigoris Karangelis; Christian Dold
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Paper Abstract

All over the world 20% of men are expected to develop prostate cancer sometime in his life. In addition to surgery - being the traditional treatment for cancer - the radiation treatment is getting more popular. The most interesting radiation treatment regarding prostate cancer is Brachytherapy radiation procedure. For the safe delivery of that therapy imaging is critically important. In several cases where a CT device is available a combination of the information provided by CT and 3D Ultrasound (U/S) images offers advantages in recognizing the borders of the lesion and delineating the region of treatment. For these applications the CT and U/S scans should be registered and fused in a multi-modal dataset. Purpose of the present development is a registration tool (registration, fusion and validation) for available CT volumes with 3D U/S images of the same anatomical region, i.e. the prostate. The combination of these two imaging modalities interlinks the advantages of the high-resolution CT imaging and low cost real-time U/S imaging and offers a multi-modality imaging environment for further target and anatomy delineation. This tool has been integrated into the visualization software "InViVo" which has been developed over several years in Fraunhofer IGD in Darmstadt.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5032, Medical Imaging 2003: Image Processing, (15 May 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.481131
Show Author Affiliations
Evelyn A. Firle, Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics (Germany)
Stefan Wesarg, Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics (Germany)
Grigoris Karangelis, Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics (Germany)
Christian Dold, Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5032:
Medical Imaging 2003: Image Processing
Milan Sonka; J. Michael Fitzpatrick, Editor(s)

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