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Registration of fast cine cardiac MR slices to 3D preprocedural images: toward real-time registration for MRI-guided procedures
Author(s): Renata Smolikova; Mark P. Wachowiak; Maria Drangova
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Paper Abstract

Interventional cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) procedures are the subject of an increasing number of research studies. Typically, during the procedure only two-dimensional images of oblique slices can be presented to the interventionalist in real time. There is a clear benefit to being able to register the real-time 2D slices to a previously acquired 3D computed tomography (CT) or MR image of the heart. Results from a study of the accuracy of registration of 2D cardiac images of an anesthetized pig to a 3D volume obtained in diastole are presented. Fast cine MR images representing twenty phases of the cardiac cycle were obtained of a 2D slice in a known oblique orientation. The 2D images were initially mis-oriented at distances ranging from 2 to 20 mm, and rotations of +/-10 degrees about all three axes. Images from all 20 cardiac phases were registered to examine the effect of timing between the 2D image and the 3D pre-procedural image. Linear registration using mutual information computed with 64 histogram bins yielded the highest accuracy. For the diastolic phases, mean translation and rotation errors ranged between 0.91 and 1.32 mm and between 1.73 and 2.10 degrees. Scans acquired at other phases also had high accuracy. These results are promising for the use of real time MR in image-guided cardiac interventions, and demonstrate the feasibility of registering 2D oblique MR slices to previously acquired single-phase volumes without preprocessing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5370, Medical Imaging 2004: Image Processing, (12 May 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.535965
Show Author Affiliations
Renata Smolikova, Robarts Research Institute (Canada)
Mark P. Wachowiak, Robarts Research Institute (Canada)
Maria Drangova, Robarts Research Institute (Canada)
Univ. of Western Ontario (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5370:
Medical Imaging 2004: Image Processing
J. Michael Fitzpatrick; Milan Sonka, Editor(s)

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