13 March 2013 Automated temperature calculation method for DWI-thermometry: volunteer study
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Proceedings Volume 8669, Medical Imaging 2013: Image Processing; 866922 (2013) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2003330
Event: SPIE Medical Imaging, 2013, Lake Buena Vista (Orlando Area), Florida, United States
Diffusion-weight imaging (DWI) has already been incorporated as a regular sequence for patients. If DWI could indicate brain temperature without a complicated procedure, such information may greatly contribute to initial diagnosis. The temperature (T: degree Celsius) was calculated using the following equation form the diffusion coefficient (D): T= 2256.74/ln (4.39221/D) - 273.15. The cerebrospinal fluid region for automated temperature computation was segmented by 2-dimensional region growing. No significant differences were seen between temperatures using the proposed method and the manually segmented. The proposed method of fully automated deep brain temperature computation from DWI may prove feasible for application in MRI consoles.
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Koji Sakai, Koji Sakai, Kei Yamada, Kei Yamada, Naozo Sugimoto, Naozo Sugimoto, "Automated temperature calculation method for DWI-thermometry: volunteer study", Proc. SPIE 8669, Medical Imaging 2013: Image Processing, 866922 (13 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2003330; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2003330

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