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Abstract #3761

Consistency of Intensity-based Density Value Assignment for Bone Voxels for MR-only Simulation in Radiation Therapy Planning

Michael Helle 1 , Nicole Schadewaldt 1 , Heinrich Schulz 1 , Marloes Frantzen-Steneker 2 , Christian Stehning 1 , Uulke van der Heide 2 , and Steffen Renisch 1

1 Philips Research, Hamburg, Germany, 2 Department of Radiation Oncology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Radiation therapy planning (RTP) based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an emerging application that benefits from the superior display of soft tissue contrasts and the delineation of tumor and critical organs. A new approach based on a Cartesian T1-Dixon acquisition has been introduced which makes it possible to classify soft tissue and cortical bone structures in the pelvic region. In this study, the consistency of the density value assignment of bone voxels is investigated on patient datasets who received both MR and CT imaging. The proposed assignment scheme gives correct overall mass densities on a population level.

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