Reconstruction and fusion of multi-modality spinal images

Kuo Ming Chen, Yuan Tsung Chen, Ming Shi Wang

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Abstract

Medical diagnosis can benefit from the complementary information in different modality images. Multi-modal image registration and fusion is an essential task in numerous three-dimensional medical image-processing applications. Registered images are not only providing more correlative information to aid in diagnosis, but also assisting with the planning and monitoring of both surgery and radiotherapy. This research is directed at registering different images captured from Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance (MR) imaging devices, respectively, to acquire more thorough information for disease diagnosis. Because MR bone model segmentation is difficult, this research used a 3D model obtained from CT images. This model accomplishes image registration by optimizing the gradient information accumulated around the bony boundary areas with respect to the 3D model. This system involves pre-processing, 2D segmentation, 3D registration, fusion and sub-system rendering. This method provides desired image operation, robustness verification, and multi-modality spinal image registration accuracy. The proposed system is useful in observing the foramen and nerve root Because the registration can be performed without external markers, a better choice for clinical usage is provided for lumbar spine diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Imaging Science, Systems and Technology, CISST'04
EditorsH.R. Arabnia
Pages151-157
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 1
EventProceedings of the International Conference on Imaging Science, Systems and Technology, CISST'04 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: 2004 Jun 212004 Jun 24

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Imaging Science, Systems and Technology, CISST'04

Other

OtherProceedings of the International Conference on Imaging Science, Systems and Technology, CISST'04
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period04-06-2104-06-24

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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