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Oblique Reformatting Of Multislice MR Images For Improved Visualization Of Coronary Arteries
Author(s): Nola M. Hylton; William S. Chung; Elias H. Botvinick; Nelson B. Schiller; Phillip Sheldon; Leon Kaufman
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Paper Abstract

A technique for reformatting multislice magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data into arbitrary oblique planes has been developed and implemented on a DEC uVax system and allows flexible user interaction for the definition of the desired plane. The user identifies with a cursor features of interest on 2 or 3 different image levels to be combined in the resulting oblique image. The reformatted image can have arbitrary angulation and is created with a pixel dimension equivalent to the original data set. Resolution ranges from the original in-plane resolution to the slice thickness depending on angulation. This method has been applied to the particular problem of improving the presentation of coronary arteries on a conventional set of multislice spin echo cardiac images. In a study including 16 patients it was found that the visible length of coronary segments was increased on average by a factor of 2.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 May 1989
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1091, Medical Imaging III: Image Capture and Display, (8 May 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.976463
Show Author Affiliations
Nola M. Hylton, University of California (United States)
William S. Chung, University of California (United States)
Elias H. Botvinick, University of California (United States)
Nelson B. Schiller, University of California (United States)
Phillip Sheldon, University of California (United States)
Leon Kaufman, University of California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1091:
Medical Imaging III: Image Capture and Display
Samuel J. Dwyer; R. Gilbert Jost; Roger H. Schneider, Editor(s)

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