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Abstract #2596

Automatic Registration of Renal Perfusion Image Sequences by Mutual Information & Adaptive Prediction

Vincenzo Positano1, Ilaria Bernardeschi1, Virna Zampa2, Martina Marinelli3, Maria Filomena Santarelli3, Luigi Landini1,4

1MRI Lab, Fondazione G.Monasterio CNR-Regione Toscana, Pisa, Italy; 2Department of Diagnostic & Interventional Radiology, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy; 3Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy; 4Department of Information Engineering, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

The aim of the study is to develop an automatic image registration technique able to compensate kidney motion in renal perfusion studies. The developed method is able to compensate kidney motion with a precision not significantly different from inter-observer variability of human operators.