Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Color fusion MRI: an effective technique for image visualization in a variety of clinical applications
Author(s): L. Spadola; A. Rosset; L. Seeger; K. Motamedi; O. Ratib
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

This paper reports the application of an innovative technique of image fusion of color-coded fluid-sensitive MRI images with high-resolution anatomical images. Image fusion of corresponding slices from two imaging sequences is obtained in real time allowing the user to navigate interactively through large image sets. This technique was applied and evaluated in cases of a variety of musculoskelettal diseases. A color image, overlaying conspicuous findings of fluid-sensitive images, on high resolution spin-echo images, providing accurate anatomical localization were obtained. Compared with traditional side-by-side reviews of these images, this interactive technique it was found to facilitates the correlation of information of different imaging sequences. Furthermore the color images that are generated greatly facilitate the communication of the diagnostic findings to referring physicians.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5748, Medical Imaging 2005: PACS and Imaging Informatics, (15 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.594643
Show Author Affiliations
L. Spadola, Univ. of California/Los Angeles Medical Ctr. (United States)
A. Rosset, Univ. of California/Los Angeles Medical Ctr. (United States)
L. Seeger, Univ. of California/Los Angeles Medical Ctr. (United States)
K. Motamedi, Univ. of California/Los Angeles Medical Ctr. (United States)
O. Ratib, Univ. of California/Los Angeles Medical Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5748:
Medical Imaging 2005: PACS and Imaging Informatics
Osman M. Ratib; Steven C. Horii, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top