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Towards Improved Ultrasound-based Analysis and 3D Visualization of the Fetal Brain using 3D Slicer

Institution:
1Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Iwate Medical University, Morioka, Japan.
2Surgical Planning Laboratory, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Publication Date:
Nov-2013
Journal:
Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol
Volume Number:
42
Issue Number:
5
Pages:
609-10
Citation:
Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Nov;42(5):609-10.
Links:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/uog.12484
PubMed ID:
23576282
PMCID:
PMC4032474
Appears in Collections:
NAC, NA-MIC, SLICER, SPL
Sponsors:
P41 EB015902/EB/NIBIB NIH HHS/United States
P41 RR013218/RR/NCRR NIH HHS/United States
U54 EB005149/EB/NIBIB NIH HHS/United States
Generated Citation:
Oyama R., Jakab M., Terata M., Isurugi C., Kaido Y., Knasugi T., Kikuchi A., Sugiyama T., Kikinis R., Pujol S. Towards Improved Ultrasound-based Analysis and 3D Visualization of the Fetal Brain using 3D Slicer. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Nov;42(5):609-10. PMID: 23576282. PMCID: PMC4032474.
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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides useful three-dimensional (3D) information; however, there are some restrictions on its use during pregnancy due to safety concerns. In addition, fetal movements can create artifacts on MR images, as image quality depends on position of the fetus and placenta. In the past decade, 3D ultrasound imaging has been used in clinical practice to investigate the formation and volumetric size of critical anatomical structures of the fetus. However, current techniques rely mainly on analysis of sections of interest that do not integrate anatomical information concerning the shape of these structures.

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