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Flow visualization for qualitative assessment of brain shift
Author(s): Lyubomir Zagorchev; Ardeshir Goshtasby; Martin Satter
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Paper Abstract

A method for detection, quantification, and visualization of brain shift in serial MR and CT images is presented. The method consists of three steps. It first establishes correspondence between a number of point landmarks in the images. It then uses the correspondences to determine a transformation function that warps one image to the geometry of the other. It finally uses the obtained transformation to create a vector flow that represents the local motion or deformation of one image with respect to the other. The method does not require the solution of a system of equations and, therefore, is especially effective when a large number of correspondences is needed to represent complex brain deformations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 March 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6141, Medical Imaging 2006: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Display, 614127 (13 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.649900
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Lyubomir Zagorchev, Wright State Univ. (United States)
Ardeshir Goshtasby, Wright State Univ. (United States)
Martin Satter, Kettering Medical Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6141:
Medical Imaging 2006: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Display
Kevin R. Cleary; Robert L. Galloway, Jr., Editor(s)

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