Nuclear Science and Techniques

《核技术》(英文版) ISSN 1001-8042 CN 31-1559/TL     2019 Impact factor 1.556

Nuclear Science and Techniques ›› 2001, Vol. 12 ›› Issue (4): 241

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Image fusion using MIM software via picture archiving and communication system

GU Zhao-Xiang, JIANG Mao-Song   

  1. Huadong Hospital, Shanghox 206040
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GU Zhao-Xiang, JIANG Mao-Song. Image fusion using MIM software via picture archiving and communication system.Nuclear Science and Techniques, 2001, 12(4): 241

Abstract: The preliminary studies of the multimodality image registration anc fusion were performed using au image fusion software and a picture archiving and communication system (PACS) to explore the methodology. Original image voluminal data were acquired with a CT scanner, MR and dual-head coincidence SPECT. respectively. The data sets from all imaging devices were queried. retrieved, transferred aud accessed via DICOM PACS. The image fusion was performed at the SPECT ICON work-station, where the MIM (Medical lnage Merge) fusion software was installed. The images were created by reslicing original volume on the fly, The image volumes were aligned by translation and rotation of these view ports with respect to the origtnal volume orientation. The transparency factor and contrast were adjusted in order that both volumes can be visualized in the merged intages. The image volume dala of CT. MR and nuclear inedicine were transferred, accessed and loaded via PACS successfully, The perfect fused images of chest CT/18F -FDG and brain MR/SPECT were obtained. These results showed that image fusion technique using PACS was feasible and practical. Further experituentation aud larger validation studies were needed to explore the full potential of the clinical use

Key words: Image registration and fusion, Radionuclide imaging, Picture arealving and communication system, Compnuted tomography, Magnetic resonance finaging