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Abstract #2197

Towards Automatic Image Registration of Hyperpolarized 3He MRI and X-Ray CT Images of the Lung

Rob H. Ireland1,2, Neil Woodhouse1, James A. Swinscoe2, Matthew Q. Hatton2, Jim M. Wild1

1Academic Unit of Radiology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK; 2Academic Unit of Clinical Oncology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

This work demonstrates the feasibility of a method of rigid image registration of hyperpolarized helium-3 MRI to inspiration breath hold x-ray CT via an intermediate breath hold 1H MRI. The approach is demonstrated for a set of nine lung cancer patients.