Comparison of indices of regional lung function from 4-D X-ray CT: Jacobian vs. strain of deformation

Mohammadreza Negahdar, Neal Dunlap, Albert Zacarias, A. Cahid Civelek, Shiao Y. Woo, Amir A. Amini

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Abstract

In the literature, a widely adopted approach for assessing the regional lung function in patients undergoing radiation therapy for lung cancer from 4-D X-ray CT data is the Jacobian of deformation. The Jacobian which describes regional lung volume changes however lacks consideration of directional length changes during respiration. Previously, we proposed the use of strain for measurement of regional deformation in the Lung [1]. In this paper, we perform physiologic validation of lung strain and compare the results with those from the Jacobian measure. Lung deformation fields were computed through application of a recently proposed 3-D optical flow technique (MOFID) [2] to 4-D X-ray CT data sets collected in seven subjects diagnosed with non-small cell primary lung cancer. In addition to 4-D CT data, both SPECT ventilation (VSPECT), and SPECT perfusion (QSPECT data were acquired in all subjects. For each case, voxel-wise statistical correlation of the Jacobian as well as principal strains of deformation (CT-derived pulmonary function images) with both ventilation and perfusion SPECT was performed. The results indicate that the maximum principal strain has a higher correlation with both SPECT ventilation and SPECT perfusion than other indices including the Jacobian.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationISBI 2013 - 2013 IEEE 10th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Nano to Macro
Pages648-651
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 22 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 IEEE 10th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro, ISBI 2013 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Apr 7 2013Apr 11 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging
ISSN (Print)1945-7928
ISSN (Electronic)1945-8452

Other

Other2013 IEEE 10th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro, ISBI 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period4/7/134/11/13

Keywords

  • 4-D X-ray CT
  • Deformable Image Registration
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Regional Lung Function
  • SPECT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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