Virtual navigator real-time ultrasound fusion imaging with positron emission tomography for liver interventions

Enzo Di Mauro, Marco Solbiati, Stefano De Beni, Leonardo Forzoni, Sara D'Onofrio, Luigi Solbiati

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Abstract

Real-time fusion imaging technologies are increasingly being used among interventional radiologists, mostly Computed Tomography (CT) or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) dataset, fused with Ultrasound (US) imaging. In addition, fusion of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and CT is increasingly diffused in clinical practice, due to the wide availability of PET scanners and the capability to make either a direct (acquisitions performed within the same system) or an indirect (procedure performed on an external workstation, merging the two different sets of acquired data) fusion with CT data. The present work describes the feasibility of real-time fusion imaging directly between PET data and US imaging, with CT scans being used only for PET-US fusion registration. Data on multimodality registration precision and clinical applications are presented as well.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
Pages1406-1409
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: Jul 3 2013Jul 7 2013

Other

Other2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityOsaka
Period7/3/137/7/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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