Radioactive needlework : reconstruction of needle-positions in radiation treatment

C. Archer, F.P.H. Beckum, van, A. Hill, M.E. Hochstenbach, I. Smeets

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Nucletron presented a medical problem to the SWI 2006: how to find needles used for cancer treatment in a prostate? More concretely: how to find the positions of these needles from distorted images from an ultrasound probe? Section 1 explains the background of this problem. In Section 2 we deal with physical explanations for the distortions. In Section 3 we give a brief overview of medical imaging and explain which techniques we used to clean up the images.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMathematics in Industry (Proceedings 55th European Study Group Mathematics with Industry, ESGI55/SWI2006, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, January 30-February 3, 2006)
EditorsE.R. Fledderus, R.W. Hofstad, van der, E. Jochemsz, J. Molenaar, T.J.J. Mussche, M.A. Peletier, G. Prokert
Place of PublicationEindhoven
PublisherTechnische Universiteit Eindhoven
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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