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Automatic mask generation using independent component analysis in dynamic contrast enhanced-MRI

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Automatic mask generation using independent component analysis in dynamic contrast enhanced-MRI
Studying image intensity change in each pixel in dynamic contrast enhanced (DCE)-MRI data enables differentiation of different tissue types based on their difference in contrast uptake. Pharmacokinetic modeling of tissues is commonly used to extract physiological parameters (i.e. Ktrans and ve) from the intensity-time curves. In a two compartmental model the intensity-time curve of the feeding blood vessels or arterial input function (AIF) as well as the signal from extravascular space (ES) is required. As direct measurement of these quantities is not possible some assumptions are made to approximate their values. Any error in measuring these quantities results in an error in the measured physiological parameters. We propose using Independent component analysis (ICA) to generate an automatic mask for separating the two spaces and extracting their intensitytime curves. An experimental phantom is constructed to mimic the behavior of real tissues and the actual intensitytime curves for t...
Hatef Mehrabian, Ian Pang, Chaitanya Chandrana, Ra
Added 21 Aug 2011
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Type Journal
Year 2011
Where ISBI
Authors Hatef Mehrabian, Ian Pang, Chaitanya Chandrana, Rajiv Chopra, Anne L. Martel
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