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Simultaneous Ultrasound/MRI Motion Monitoring in the Abdomen

Lorena Petrusca, Patrik Arnold, Thomas Goget, Zarko Celicanin, Vincent Auboiroux, Magalie Viallon, Francesco Santini, Valeria De Luca, Sylvain Terraz, Christine Tanner, Klaus Scheffler, Christoph D. Becker, Philippe Cattin and Rares Salomir
Interventional MRI Symposium


Ultrasound and MRI are complementary imaging modalities. US imaging provides high temporal resolution and direct visualization of acoustic obstacles, while MRI provides excellent tissue contrast and a confirmed method for near real time thermometry. Overall, the expected added value of combining these two modalities would consist of more complete description of the investigated anatomy, a more accurate targeting, efficient motion tracking, and reliable immediate assessment of the therapeutic results. The aim of the present work is to set-up an integrated environment for simultaneously ultrasound and MR image acquisition, satisfying clinical standards, and to evaluate the feasibility of performing hybrid imaging. A study on healthy volunteers is presented here with simultaneous 4DMRI/dynamic 2D ultrasound.

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  author = {Lorena Petrusca and Patrik Arnold and Thomas Goget and Zarko Celicanin and Vincent Auboiroux and Magalie Viallon and Francesco Santini and Valeria De Luca and Sylvain Terraz and Christine Tanner and Klaus Scheffler and Christoph D. Becker and Philippe Cattin and Rares Salomir},
  title = {Simultaneous Ultrasound/MRI Motion Monitoring in the Abdomen},
  booktitle = {Interventional MRI Symposium},
  year = {2010},
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