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Computer-aided tracking of MS lesions
Author(s): Deborah Sturm; Devorah Gurwitz Kletenik; Philip Koshy
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Paper Abstract

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) lesions are known to change over time. The location, size and shape characteristics of lesions are often used to diagnose and to track disease progression. We have improved our lesion-browsing tool that allows users to automatically locate successive significant lesions in a MRI stack. In addition, an automatic alignment feature was implemented to facilitate comparisons across stacks. A lesion stack is formed that can be browsed independently or in tandem with the image windows. Lesions of interest can then be measured, rendered and rotated. Multiple windows allow the viewer to compare the size and shape of lesions from the MRI images of the same patient taken at different time intervals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 March 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7963, Medical Imaging 2011: Computer-Aided Diagnosis, 79632V (9 March 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.878329
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Deborah Sturm, College of Staten Island (United States)
Devorah Gurwitz Kletenik, Polytechnic Univ. (United States)
Philip Koshy, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7963:
Medical Imaging 2011: Computer-Aided Diagnosis
Ronald M. Summers M.D.; Bram van Ginneken, Editor(s)

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