Improved detection of liver metastasis by registration and subtraction of dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging

Katia M. Passera, Luca T. Mainardi, Ernesto Setti, Paolo Potepan

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Abstract

The purpose of this work was to validate a subtraction method for dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance volumes acquired at portal and delayed (3 hours) phases, to obtain a better depiction and delineation of hepatic secondary lesions. As the clinical readability of subtraction images depends on the degree of co-registration between volumes, we applied a 3D non-rigid registration procedure to realign portal and delayed-phase volumes before subtraction. Our method combines a rigid registration, based on Normalized Mutual Information maximization and a non-rigid registration, based on a multiresolution analysis performed through Wavelet Transform. The feasibility of the method was tested on thirty-five secondary lesions. Results showed that the proposed subtraction produces images of easy interpretation and improves diagnostic confidence. In particular, subtraction image of subcentimetric lesions was scored as diagnostic in the 89% of the cases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Pages59-62
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event29th Annual International Conference of IEEE-EMBS, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'07 - Lyon, France
Duration: Aug 23 2007Aug 26 2007

Other

Other29th Annual International Conference of IEEE-EMBS, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'07
CountryFrance
CityLyon
Period8/23/078/26/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering

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