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Plexus structure imaging with thin slab MR neurography: rotating frames, fly-throughs, and composite projections
Author(s): David T. Raphael; Diane McIntee; Jay S. Tsuruda; Patrick Colletti; Raymond Tatevossian; James Frazier
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Paper Abstract

We explored multiple image processing approaches by which to display the segmented adult brachial plexus in a three-dimensional manner. Magnetic resonance neurography (MRN) 1.5-Tesla scans with STIR sequences, which preferentially highlight nerves, were performed in adult volunteers to generate high-resolution raw images. Using multiple software programs, the raw MRN images were then manipulated so as to achieve segmentation of plexus neurovascular structures, which were incorporated into three different visualization schemes: rotating upper thoracic girdle skeletal frames, dynamic fly-throughs parallel to the clavicle, and thin slab volume-rendered composite projections.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 March 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6143, Medical Imaging 2006: Physiology, Function, and Structure from Medical Images, 614320 (13 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.651325
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David T. Raphael, Keck School of Medicine, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Diane McIntee, Keck School of Medicine, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Jay S. Tsuruda, The Neurography Institute (United States)
Univ. of Utah School of Medicine (United States)
Patrick Colletti, Keck School of Medicine, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Raymond Tatevossian, Keck School of Medicine, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
James Frazier, GORILLAgent (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6143:
Medical Imaging 2006: Physiology, Function, and Structure from Medical Images
Armando Manduca; Amir A. Amini, Editor(s)

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