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Abstract #4167

A Three-dimensional Template Matching Technique in Target Tracking Technique of MRgHIFU for liver

Tomiki Morita1, Etsuko Kumamoto1,2, Daisuke Kokuryo1, and Kagayaki Kuroda3,4

1Graduate School of System Informatics, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan, 2Information Science and Technology Center, Kobe, Japan, 3Graduate School of Engineering, Tokai University, Hiratsuka, Japan, 4Center for Frontier Medical Engineering, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan

MRgHIFU treatment for liver requires a tracking technique to “lock on” to the focal spot at the target tissue region during respiratory-induced motion. We proposed three-dimensional focus tracking technique using template matching method. In this method, by creating a deformity / mutation model reconstructed from multi-slice volume data and extracting multiple blood vessel branch points, the focal spot can be estimated from the relative positional relationship. In this study, we optimized template size of template matching for extracting branching points in preoperative. Experimental results demonstrated to improve accuracy of blood vessel extraction.

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