Intra or periprostatic calcifications as natural fiducial markers for prostate localization in image guided radiotherapy

Published on Feb 1, 2016in Physica Medica2.485
路 DOI :10.1016/J.EJMP.2016.01.223
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To objectively compare the suitability of MRI pulse sequences and commercially available fiducial markers (FMs) for MRI-only prostate radiotherapy simulation. Most FMs appear as small signal voids in MRI images making them difficult to differentiate from tissue heterogeneities such as calcifications. In this study we use quantitative metrics to objectively evaluate the visibility of FMs in 27 patients and an anthropomorphic phantom with a variety of standard clinical MRI pulse sequences and comm...
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