15. Image Registration and Fusion for Image-Guided Focal Ablation

  1. Hashim U Ahmed MRCS, BM, BCh, BA(Hons)2,
  2. Manit Arya FRCS, FRCS(Urol)3,
  3. Peter Carroll MD, MPH4 and
  4. Mark Emberton FRCS (Urol), FRCS, MD, MBBS, BSc2,5
  1. Dean C. Barratt PhD and
  2. David J. Hawkes PhD, CPhys, FMedSci, FREng, FInstP, FIPEM

Published Online: 10 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444346893.ch15

Focal Therapy in Prostate Cancer

Focal Therapy in Prostate Cancer

How to Cite

Barratt, D. C. and Hawkes, D. J. (2011) Image Registration and Fusion for Image-Guided Focal Ablation, in Focal Therapy in Prostate Cancer (eds H. U. Ahmed, M. Arya, P. Carroll and M. Emberton), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444346893.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Division of Surgery and Interventional Sciences, University College London, London, UK

  2. 3

    Department of Urology, University College London, London, UK

  3. 4

    Department of Urology, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA

  4. 5

    NIHR UCL/UCH Comprehensive Biomedical Research Centre, London, UK

Author Information

  1. UCL Centre for Medical Image Computing, University College London, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 NOV 2011
  2. Published Print: 2 OCT 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405196499

Online ISBN: 9781444346893

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Keywords:

  • image fusion;
  • image registration;
  • finite element model;
  • target registration errors;
  • feature-based;
  • intensity-based

Summary

In order to deliver ablative energies, data on location from preoperative scans or biopsies need translation to real-time scans during therapy. This requires precise image translation to account for errors in patient position, gland rotation, and deformation. Much work has been carried out on image registration in orthopedics and neurosurgery, and these principles are now starting to be applied in the setting of prostate treatments.