Patent Number: 7,711,405

Title: Method of registering pre-operative high field closed magnetic resonance images with intra-operative low field open interventional magnetic resonance images

Abstract: A system and method for registering pre-operative magnetic resonance (MR) images with intra-operative MR images is disclosed. A pre-operative MR image of an object is received. A set of intra-operative MR images of the object is received. The pre-operative MR image is rigidly registered with the initial intra-operative MR image. The subsequent set of intra-operative images is deformably registered. The pre-operative MR image undergoes both rigid and deformation transformation to match specification of each image with in intra-operative MR image set.

Inventors: Khamene; Ali (Princeton, NJ), Sauer; Frank (Princeton, NJ)

Assignee: Siemens Corporation

International Classification: A61B 5/05 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018