Hybrid SPECT/MSCT 3D computational preoperative simulation in breast cancer surgery

Dalibor Nikolic, Milovan Matovic, Marija Jeremic, Aleksandar Cvetkovic, Srdjan Ninkovic, Milos Kojic, Nenad Filipovic

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Abstract

Hybrid imaging combining CT and SPECT is becoming a state of the art nuclear medicine technique. Advantages of hybrid imaging are improved quality of the images using CT data for attenuation correction based on true transmission density data in an individual patient, and CT and SPECT fusion images providing accurate localization of the tracer uptake. Accurate localization of increased tracer uptake is very important especially in the diagnostic of tumors. For this purpose a software developed for generating 3D models from standard DICOM images, obtained from CT and SPECT, and then merging these 3D objects, provides us with the exact location of sentinels nodes. This is certainly very helpful for a surgeon performing biopsy. The ability of SPECT/CT to improve diagnostic accuracy, especially specificity, has a great potential in further development of nuclear medicine techniques in evaluation of tumors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 IEEE 15th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering, BIBE 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781467379830
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 28 2015
Event15th IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering, BIBE 2015 - Belgrade, Serbia
Duration: Nov 2 2015Nov 4 2015

Publication series

Name2015 IEEE 15th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering, BIBE 2015

Other

Other15th IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering, BIBE 2015
CountrySerbia
CityBelgrade
Period11/2/1511/4/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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