Multidimensional, multisensor, biomedical imaging in clinical use

Bidaut, L. (1996) Multidimensional, multisensor, biomedical imaging in clinical use. Physica Medica, 12 (SUPPL.). pp. 94-97. ISSN 1120-1797

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During the last few years, more sophisticated imaging equipment has been making its way towards the biomedical field. This equipment, which includes Magnetic Resonance, Spiral CT, Single Photon, and Positron Emission Tomography, now allows for the visualisation and assessment of in-vivo morphology and function of the human body as has never been done before. The data produced by such multidimensional modalities must first be reconstructed to match as closely as possible the reality of the patient in order to reach their full potential. Furthermore, as most of these modalities bring different but often complementary information, there is a clear interest to join them together in a common multidimensional and multisensor space. Once this is done, they can be visualized or combined for direct comparison and eventually convey information of a higher level than any single one. Parameters can also be extracted from some of the modalities or sensors and projected onto others to help in the complex processing they might require. This article will first provide a short description of modalities and sensors of interest for current clinical protocols. Several alignment methods will then be presented, followed by some visualisation techniques and clinical examples. The goal here is to open the reader's mind to the potential benefits of these complex techniques in a clinical environment and also to the requirements of their implementation in future protocols. After a brief introduction of the multidimensional and multisensor (MD-MS) concepts, various examples of the use of MD-MS imaging in clinical routine and applied medical research will be presented by way of illustration and figures. After becoming more aware of the potential benefits to be derived from these complex techniques, the requirements for their actual implementaion in future clinical protocols should become more obvious.

Keywords:Medical imaging, Multidimensional, Multimodality imaging, Multisensor, Threedimensional imaging
Subjects:F Physical Sciences > F350 Medical Physics
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
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