Mechanical deformation FEM of the prostate caused by endorectal imaging probes (IGRT, ART)
M-reps provide a framework for automatically building 3D hexahedral meshes to compute physically correct mechanical deformations via the Finite Element Method (FEM). This approach is being used in clinical studies involving CT and MR images for brachytherapy dosimetry by collaborators at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
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- Crouch JR, Pizer SM, Chaney EL, Hui Y-C, Mageras G, and Zaider M: Automated Finite Element Analysis for Deformable Registration of Prostate Images. Trans Med Imaging (2007) (in press)