ProstAtlas: A digital morphologic atlas of the prostate - Abstract

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Université Lille - Nord de France, Loos, France.



Computer-aided medical interventions and medical robotics for prostate cancer have known an increasing interest and research activity. However before the routine deployment of these procedures in clinical practice becomes a reality, in vivo and in silico validations must be undertaken. In this study, we developed a digital morphologic atlas of the prostate. We were interested by the gland, the peripheral zone and the central gland. Starting from an image base collected from 30 selected patients, a mean shape and most important deformations for each structure were deduced using principal component analysis. The usefulness of this atlas was highlighted in two applications: image simulation and physical phantom design.

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Betrouni N, Iancu A, Puech P, Mordon S, Makni N.   Are you the author?

Reference: Eur J Radiol. 2011 May 30. Epub ahead of print.

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 21632192 Prostate Cancer Section