Luis Meneses1,2, Cristian Tejos2,3, Marcelo Anda1,2, Mario Fava1, Pablo Irarrazaval2,3
1Radiologia, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile; 2Biomedical Imaging Center, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile; 3Departamento de Ingenieria Electrica, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile
We described a new semi-automatic method of segmentation to identify the renal cortex based on functional features of the kidney, using perfusion MRI data. By doing this we take advantage of the histological differences between kidneys cortex and medulla. Our results show that we were able to differentiate both tissues. This have the potential utility to choose the most adequate treatment and for following-up patients after therapies.