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Publication Detail
MR to ultrasound registration for image-guided prostate interventions.
  • Publication Type:
    Journal article
  • Publication Sub Type:
    Journal Article
  • Authors:
    Hu Y, Ahmed HU, Taylor Z, Allen C, Emberton M, Hawkes D, Barratt D
  • Publication date:
    04/2012
  • Pagination:
    687, 703
  • Journal:
    Med Image Anal
  • Volume:
    16
  • Issue:
    3
  • Status:
    Published
  • Country:
    Netherlands
  • PII:
    S1361-8415(10)00129-5
  • Language:
    eng
  • Keywords:
    Algorithms, Humans, Image Enhancement, Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Pattern Recognition, Automated, Prostatectomy, Prostatic Neoplasms, Reproducibility of Results, Sensitivity and Specificity, Subtraction Technique, Surgery, Computer-Assisted, Ultrasonography
Abstract
A deformable registration method is described that enables automatic alignment of magnetic resonance (MR) and 3D transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) images of the prostate gland. The method employs a novel "model-to-image" registration approach in which a deformable model of the gland surface, derived from an MR image, is registered automatically to a TRUS volume by maximising the likelihood of a particular model shape given a voxel-intensity-based feature that represents an estimate of surface normal vectors at the boundary of the gland. The deformation of the surface model is constrained by a patient-specific statistical model of gland deformation, which is trained using data provided by biomechanical simulations. Each simulation predicts the motion of a volumetric finite element mesh due to the random placement of a TRUS probe in the rectum. The use of biomechanical modelling in this way also allows a dense displacement field to be calculated within the prostate, which is then used to non-rigidly warp the MR image to match the TRUS image. Using data acquired from eight patients, and anatomical landmarks to quantify the registration accuracy, the median final RMS target registration error after performing 100 MR-TRUS registrations for each patient was 2.40 mm.
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