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Rib Detection in MRI Using Statistical Shape and MR Appearance Models

G. Samei, G. Székely and C. Tanner,
Proc. Symposium on Statistical Shape Models & Applications
June 2014


Magnetic resonance guided high intensity focused ultrasound (MRgHIFU) therapy is a promising new technology to ablate tissues non-invasively. Exact knowledge of the location of the target organ as well as the risk structures on the beam path is crucial to a successful therapy. One particularly important structure is the ribcage due to its vicinity to the liver, and bonesÂ’ absorption and reflection of ultrasound energy causing harm to themselves and the surrounding tissues. Therefore, it is necessary to detect ribs in MR images.

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  author = { G. Samei and G. Székely and C. Tanner and},
  title = {Rib Detection in MRI Using Statistical Shape and MR Appearance Models},
  booktitle = {Proc. Symposium on Statistical Shape Models & Applications},
  year = {2014},
  month = {June},
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