Nonrigid registration algorithm for longitudinal breast MR images and the preliminary analysis of breast tumor response

  title={Nonrigid registration algorithm for longitudinal breast MR images and the preliminary analysis of breast tumor response},
  author={Xia Li and Benoit M. Dawant and Edward Brian Welch and A. Bapsi Chakravarthy and Darla Freehardt and Ingrid A. Mayer and Mark C. Kelley and Ingrid M. Meszoely and John C. Gore and Thomas E. Yankeelov},
  booktitle={Medical Imaging},
Although useful for the detection of breast cancers, conventional imaging methods, including mammography and ultrasonography, do not provide adequate information regarding response to therapy. Dynamic contrast enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) has emerged as a promising technique to provide relevant information on tumor status. Consequently, accurate longitudinal registration of breast MR images is critical for the comparison of changes induced by treatment at the voxel level. In this study, a nonrigid… 


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