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Abstract #3898

The Effect of Groupwise Elastic Registration in Discrimination of Benign and Malignant Ovarian Cancers by Pharmacokinetic Parameters

Elaheh Kia 1,2 , Anahita Fathi Kazerooni 1,2 , Saeedeh Navaei Lavasani 1,2 , Alireza Ahmadian 2 , and Hamidreza Saligheh Rad 1,2

1 Quantitative MR Imaging and Spectroscopy Group, Research Center for Molecular and Cellular Imaging, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, 2 Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Dynamic contrast enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) has shown to be promising for quantitative assessment of complex ovarian cancers. Quantification of DCE-MR images could be affected by motion artifacts and intensity inhomogeneity induced by bias fields. Proper selection of a registration algorithm could impact the outcome of this problem. In this work, we proposed an efficient non-rigid registration method in a group-wise setting to non-rigidly align DCE-MR images to reliable quantification of ovarian masses.

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