ProstAtlas: A digital morphologic atlas of the prostate

N. Betrouni, A. Iancu, P. Puech, S. Mordon, N. Makni

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    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1969-1975
    Number of pages7
    JournalEuropean Journal of Radiology
    Issue number9
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2012
    Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • Atlas
    • Models
    • Phantom
    • Prostate
    • Simulation

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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