Robust local intervertebral disc alignment for spinal MRI

  title={Robust local intervertebral disc alignment for spinal MRI},
  author={J. Reisman and J. H{\"o}ppner and Szu-Hao Huang and L. Zhang and S. Lai and B. Odry and C. Novak},
  booktitle={SPIE Medical Imaging},
Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is frequently used to diagnose abnormalities in the spinal intervertebral discs. Owing to the non-isotropic resolution of typical MR spinal scans, physicians prefer to align the scanner plane with the disc in order to maximize the diagnostic value and to facilitate comparison with prior and follow-up studies. Commonly a planning scan is acquired of the whole spine, followed by a diagnostic scan aligned with selected discs of interest. Manual determination of the… Expand
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