A fast, segmentation-free, method for constructing a biomechanical model of the breast from DCE-MRI data

Andrew Hill, Andrew Mehnert, Stuart Crozier

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Abstract

This paper presents a method for constructing a biomechanical breast model which does not require an initial time- and labour-intensive segmentation of the breast tissue. This is achieved by mapping voxel intensity and enhancement levels directly to Young's modulus values characteristic of the respective tissues. We demonstrate this new method by incorporating it into a biomechanically based registration evaluation framework, which produces qualitatively the same results as a segmentation based model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - Digital Image Computing
Subtitle of host publicationTechniques and Applications, DICTA 2008
Pages386-391
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventDigital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications, DICTA 2008 - Canberra, ACT, Australia
Duration: 1 Dec 20083 Dec 2008

Conference

ConferenceDigital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications, DICTA 2008
CountryAustralia
CityCanberra, ACT
Period1/12/083/12/08

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Hill, A., Mehnert, A., & Crozier, S. (2008). A fast, segmentation-free, method for constructing a biomechanical model of the breast from DCE-MRI data. In Proceedings - Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications, DICTA 2008 (pp. 386-391). [4700047] https://doi.org/10.1109/DICTA.2008.95